Max Naylor

Max Naylor’s drawings explore the relationship between external and internal spaces through a mixture of imagery made from memory and imagination. On this body of work he says,

“My visual memory is full of landscapes that are an invaluable resource when making work, I sometimes try to accurately represent a remembered view or take component parts to construct an imagined place. This seems to me a very natural process, the act of picking up a pen and marking out a skyline becomes almost an unconscious one.”

The use of differing levels of intensity is important in the images Max creates, both in terms of mark making and of decision making. He attempts to balance close detail and planned composition with expressive doodling and more instinctive artistic choices.

“I aim to try and evoke a sense of mystery, a glimpse into an internal world as in that tantalising moment we sometimes experience when we fall asleep, when tangible conscious thought, almost imperceptibly warps and shifts. Ideas somehow take on shape and form as we are delivered to the subconscious inner world, a place strange and unknowable yet so familiar.”

Max has made a drawing device that enables him to produce long scroll-drawings whilst traveling, the idea being to create a continuous visual diary. He has used it to illustrate a journey across North America as well as to document the nine months he spent in Berlin.

 

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Read an interview with Max here: http://www.antlersgallery.com/artist-interview-max-naylor

 

EDUCATION

2012 Post Graduate Course, The Royal Drawing School, London

1998 – 2001 University of Brighton, East Sussex

1997 – 1998 Falmouth School of Art, Cornwall

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2015 Headlands, Mercer Chance Gallery, London

2014 Betweenlands, Blain Southern, London

2013 Artists of the River Pageant, Pump House Gallery, London

2013 Re-Imagined Spaces, Bosse and Baum, London

2013 Memory and Desire, The Violet Hour, London

2013 RWS Contemporary Watercolour, London

2013 Artists of the Pageant, Turner’s House, Sandycombe Lodge, London

2012 Narrative, Antlers, Bradford

2012 Other Nature, Antlers, London

2011 Mindscapes, Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham

2011 Uncanny Views, Antlers, Bristol

2006 The Jerwood Drawing Prize, touring exhibition

2004 House, Truro

2002 Pizza Express Contemporary Drawing Prize, London

2001 Cerebration, Brighton

2001 Triumph, Brighton

2001 Moot, Brighton

1998 Valico Sotto, Tuscanny

ART FAIRS

2013 AAF Bristol, Antlers Gallery, Bristol

2013 AAF Battersea, Antlers Gallery, London

2012 AAF Bristol, Antlers Gallery, Bristol

RESEDENCIES

2013 IIFA teaching and studio residency, Delhi and Modinagar, India

2012 Studio residency, Dumfries House, Scotland

TEACHING

2014-Present Tutor at Drawing School Central, The Royal Drawing School, London

2012-Present Tutor at The Royal Drawing Clubs, London

PUBLICATIONS

2014 Featured Artist in Sketch Your World by James Hobbs, Apple Press

2011 Illustrations and poster design for Graphic novel Whenever I Get Blown

Up I Think Of You by Molly Naylor, Nasty Little Press

PRIZES/AWARDS

2008 short-listed for the National Open Art Competition, Chichester

2006 short-listed for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, London

2002 short-listed for the Pizza Express Contemporary Drawing Prize, London

 

Available Works

Parakeets in Plane Tree
Ink on Paper
66 x 102 cm
SOLD

Toxic Pools
Ink on Paper
56 x 76 cm
SOLD

California Blue
Ink on Paper
66 x 102 cm
£2100

LA River
Ink on Paper
56 x 76 cm
£1000

Old Albion
Ink on Paper
56 x 76 cm
SOLD

Pipeline
Ink on Paper
66 x 102 cm
£2100

Ragged Coast
Ink on Paper
56 x 76 cm
SOLD

Way out West
Ink on Paper
76 x 112 cm
£2400

Avonmouth
Ink on Paper
64 x 83 cm
£1000

Lucozade Sprawl
Ink on Paper
66 x 86 cm
£1000

Neapolitan
Ink on Paper
64 x 83 cm
£1000

Estuary
Ink on Paper
67 x 86 cm
£1000

Kern
Ink on Paper
114 x 167 cm
£4500

Rhubarb and Custard
Ink on Paper
66 x 86 cm
£1000

Nut Bush City Limits
Ink on Paper
66 x 86 cm
£1000

Cipher
Ink on Paper
114 x 167 cm
£5000

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Etchings

Mid Summer Blues
Etching
28 x 56 cm
SOLD

Cliff
Etching
30 x 47.5 cm
£170

Storm
Etching
42 x 47 cm
£200

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Drawings

St Werburgh's
Ink on Paper
64 x 86 cm
SOLD

October
Ink on Paper
SOLD

Dawson's Heights
Ink on Paper
57 x 77 cm
SOLD

Arnold Circus
Ink on Paper
57 x 77 cm
SOLD

Vallance Road
Ink on Paper
66 x 86 cm
SOLD

Abercoombe
Ink on Paper
85 x 66 cm
SOLD

Outcrops
Ink on Paper
66 x 86 cm
SOLD

Brainwave
Ink on Paper
85 x 66 cm
SOLD

Silverskin
Ink on Paper
85 x 66 cm
SOLD

Soccer In Surburbia
Ink on Paper
85 x 66 cm
SOLD

Old Town
Ink on Paper
77 x 112 cm
SOLD

National Grid
Ink on Paper
114 x 167 cm
SOLD

Kulu Girls
Ink on Paper
77 x 112 cm
SOLD

In The Sticks
Ink on Paper
85 x 121 cm
SOLD

Hill Forts
Ink on Paper
86 x 121 cm
SOLD

Grey Vale
Ink on Paper
67 x 86 cm
SOLD

Blue Dawn
Ink on Paper
86 x 121 cm
SOLD

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Editions by Max Naylor


    Cliffs
    £170

    Storm
    £150

From the Blog

Artist Interview: Max Naylor

Our second artist interview is with Max Naylor. Max creates windows into half-remembered worlds that suspend somewhere between dreams and reality.  As well as the landscapes and cityscapes Max has exhibited with Antlers, he has also made larger, sprawling, stream-of-consciousness …

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