Fantasies at play

Fantasies at play

In his latest exhibition Lure Of Fantasy at the Maya Art Gallery, Max Davies has taken a classic character and made it look like urban chic using the medium of collage. At the first look, it may be only the obvious images that strike the eye — like the peacock feathers or the little black and white men standing on top of the piano keys, but  on a closer look, one gets to see the finer details the artist has creatively hidden.

For example, the jovial milkman placed between the photograph of the Grand Central Station or the vintage car nestled in Uma Thurman’s hair. The work encapsulates Max’s unique vision, falling midway between dreams and reality, and tantalises one in myriad ways.

Though one may think that the work can be easily created using the updated technology or photoshop, it is said that Max has had no formal training in art and uses old fashioned techniques of ‘cut and paste’ to dazzling effect. One wished that the artist was present
at the exhibition to give a better interpretation of his work.
The viewers took a journey through their imagination to try and guess what the artist was trying to say.

“Collage is not as easy as it looks. One need immense talent to even bring out the kind of vision that Max has tried. He is difficult to categorise,” said one of the guests. Lure Of Fantasy by Max Davies is on till September 13.

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