Left Out by Maxwell Rushton

About the work
Date of completion:
29 June, 2018
Edition type:
Unique work
Classification:
Sculpture
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
60×60×60 cm
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Artist statement:
Intertwining performance, painting, drawing and sculpture, Maxwell’s portfolio explores cultural phenomena and his own human condition. In his work Brand New Me, Maxwell explores society’s growing relationship with marketing by painting 20 pints of his own blood into an epic-scale replica of his logo, turning twice the volume of blood he has in his body into a piece of advertising. From this to his project Drawn Out, in which he filled four 10 meter rolls of paper with approximately 10 million hand-drawn lines over the duration of a year whilst he lived in isolation, to viral footage of Maxwell’s sculpture Left Out, which has so far been viewed over 40 million times, his “thought-provoking works” (Huffington Post) are “causing a stir throughout the international art scene” (Lodown Magazine).
Additional observations:
Bin-bag into bronze. Through the combined skill and knowledge if the V&P.Tassis foundry (Greece) Maxwell's original 'Left Out' sculpture was cast in bronze with hyper-realistic detail. The transformation was awarded by the foundry through the V&P.Tassis sculpture award of which Maxwell won first prize. The sculpture was send back to Maxwell's London studio after touring Greece, being shown in the Chili Gallery, Thessaloniki Art Fair and several urban installations including being exhibited in Syntagma Square and Kolonaki Square (Athens).

... Maxwell Rushton

Biography: Intertwining performance, painting, drawing and sculpture, Maxwell’s portfolio explores cultural phenomena and his own human condition. In his work Brand New Me, Maxwell explores society’s growing relationship with marketing by painting 20 pints of his own blood into an epic-scale replica of his logo, turning twice the volume of blood he has in his body into a piece of advertising. From this to his project Drawn Out, in which he filled four 10 meter rolls of paper with approximately 10 million hand-drawn lines over the duration of a year whilst he lived in isolation, to viral footage of Maxwell’s sculpture Left Out, which has so far been viewed over 40 million times, his “thought-provoking works” (Huffington Post) are “causing a stir throughout the international art scene” (Lodown Magazine).