MAXIM, a renowned Czech-American painter, was born and raised in Prague before settling in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, California, in 1999. With an impressive international presence, MAXIM has showcased his artwork in prestigious exhibitions held in Los Angeles, New York, Dublin, Prague, Pistoia, Mexico City, and Sydney, transforming each solo show into a captivating cultural experience.
From a young age, MAXIM's artistic journey was ignited within the captivating realms of his uncle's renowned "attic-art studio" in Prague. Lost amidst the intricate maze of colossal canvases, he was entranced by their grandeur, vibrant hues, and captivating interplay of colors.
MAXIM's formal artistic education began at the esteemed Graphic Arts school in Prague, where he pursued multiple degrees in graphic design, photography, lithography, calligraphy, and letterpress. Immersed in this creative environment, he also delved into the realms of drawing and painting, honing his skills and nurturing his passion.
While music initially served as his creative outlet, MAXIM mastered the guitar and drums, leading him to collaborate with various bands. His talent and dedication caught the attention of EMI, resulting in the release of several albums that garnered recognition and acclaim in his homeland, the Czech Republic.
At the age of 24, MAXIM embarked on an adventurous journey to the United States. His path led him through vibrant cities like San Francisco and Chicago, where he established himself as a respected graphic designer, leaving a lasting impression with his exceptional skills. However, it was in the captivating embrace of Los Angeles that MAXIM found his true artistic calling.
Immersing himself in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, MAXIM found solace and inspiration within an atelier where he devoted himself entirely to the art of painting. His creations draw upon a rich tapestry of historical studies, observations of nature, scientific discoveries, and reflections on socioeconomic and political events, both past and present. These diverse influences fuel his artistic expression and give life to his thought-provoking and captivating works of art.