Sunday, July 29, 2012

Max Dehart

Name: Max Dehart

What do you do?
I am a painter and freelance graphic designer. 

Where can we find your work?
You can find most of my work at:
Any upcoming shows and other information can be found on either one.

What inspires you to create and how do you keep motivated when things get tough?
Its really hard to say.. I just do what I do and have fun doing it.. best way to get over tough things in my opinion is to stay productive and busy. My outlet of expression is art so the tough times is where I draw my motivation from.

What do you think is more important content/finished product or technique/process?   
Without technique and process, its impersonal. Without content and a finished product, its meaningless. They are a synergy of some sort and need each other to make them equally as important.

Who are some people who influence and/or inspire you?
Family, friends, and people who work hard for what they want.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be?
No idea..

When do you get your best ideas?
Right before I go to sleep.

What materials/tools do you use most to create your work?
Mostly acrylic and spray paint for canvas work, computer for graphic work, and most importantly my brain.

Are you self taught or formally educated? How do you think that has influenced or affected your work?
I took several art classes through school where I learned to use most basic mediums. After that I applied what I knew to teach myself to use other things like spray paint, gold leaf, wood stain, and other stuff.

What would your creative work taste like?
A strong dark IPA beer on a hot summer day.

When you are not creating what do you like to do?
Find something to do with some friends, think, scour the internet for interesting articles to read, and whatever else I feel like doing.

How did you learn to access your creative talents and gain the confidence to put it out there for everyone to experience?
Growing up Ive always had a lot of free time. Naturally, I would just draw random things in my notebook and use whatever I had lying around and make something out of it. I never really expected anything to come from it, I just enjoyed the act of creating and found a way to cure my boredom. Sharing my art with others was an uncomfortable process for me at first, but over time it became less intimidating. Art is subjective and everyone has their own opinion about things.. The key is to just put it out there and share it when you feel the time is right. Appreciate all interpretations of your work and if you have a chance, discuss with people about it. You can always take what you see from it and move on, but sharing it with people helps gain that outside perspective you might not have seen before.

What advice would you give others just beginning their creative adventures?  
Do what you do and make it fun! if your not enjoying yourself then try something new. Experiment, and stay focused on what you want.

1 comment:

  1. Mr. Dehart,

    You seem to be a very inspired, up and coming artist. Looking forward to seeing your work in the local circuit.