Eggs & Sausage
76 x 122cm
Max Berry’s artwork is comprised of semi-fictional paintings, bucolic scenes, vignettes and simple observation. Particular attention to line, colour, and the play between light and shadow reveals a single-minded attempt to slow time down. The paintings evoke a sense of nostalgia and simplicity through their dreamlike qualities. Their subjects sit in a companionable silence - an open invitation to the viewer to examine for themselves what they see.
Born in Sydney in 1987, Max Berry has shown in Sydney and internationally and has undertaken numerous residencies across Australia and Europe. Berry received the Australian Council for the Arts ‘Artstart Grant’ and was awarded the Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award. Berry was selected as a finalist in numerous art prizes including The Art Gallery of New South Wales Wynne Prize, The S H Ervin Gallery Salon De Refuse and the William Fletcher Travelling Art Scholarship. Consecutive solo exhibitions interstate and overseas since have led to acknowledgment in publications such Artist Profile and the Sydney Morning Herald. He has been selected for an artist residency programs at Bundanon Trust, Cill Rialaig Arts Center, Ireland and Nelimarkka Museo, Finland.