Max Sansing, a Chicago native, was raised on the Southside in the Avalon Park community. His parents were artists, and so he naturally grew to love painting at an early age. Fueled by the desire to create art, Sansing taught himself oil painting and later completed two years of formal college training at The American Academy of Art from 1999 to 2000. In addition to painting full time, Sansing has expanded his creativity and artistic talents into creating murals across Chicago and translating art into electronic media as a graphic design artist. Sansing’s work has been displayed at art galleries and special events in Chicago and in New York. His current art influences include Norman Rockwell, Maxfield Parrish, Gustav Klimt, Thomas Blackshear, and his late father, Ellis Sansing. Max is the Co Founder of RK Design an art consulting group that specializes in mural and graphic design.
Life as a Shorty Shouldn’t be so Rough Oil & Spraypaint on birch panel 2017 Gallery 19 4839 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60625 I See How You See Me Dates: January 5th through February 27th, 2018 Opening/Artist Talk: January 12th 6-9pm Artists: Corinna Button, Max Sansing, Su Yang The new old trend: stereotype as shorthand for everything we don’t know or understand about “the other.” This is the reissued verbal currency in increased use today. And isn’t it reassuring when stereotypes prove true? It feels so good to be right. Further, making assumptions and drawing conclusions without factual information is a time-saver. Why bother investigating when your opinion of someone is already cemented in your mind—based upon your experience, of course, not theirs. And what if some of the “stereotypes” are actually true? Does that prevent a person from having an authentic story? The work of Su Yang, Max Sansing, and Corinna Button provide us with a reassuring response: three artists; three distinct voices; three bodies of work that will force us to abandon the stereotypes. @gallery19 #maxsansing @cliftonhenri
Stop by this weekend to the Gallery 19 @gallery19 booth 222 at the SOFA show at Navy Pier. @sofaexpo Nov2-5th. Check my new works involving the found backboards and stories that surround them. link to a article about the ongoing body of work in bio #maxsansing #sofaexpo #sofaexpo2017 #navypier #gallery19