Born in London in 1991, Max Bainbridge studied Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, where he graduated in 2013 as a photographer and sculptor.
In late 2014, he set up his studio practice with the artist Abigail Booth, Forest + Found, as a space for material research and cross disciplinary collaboration.
Bainbridge’s sculptural vessels hewn from wood, reflect a need to create a tangible and grounded presence in space though the physicality of the object. Taking the natural shape and form of the wood as a starting point, he uses woodturning, hand carving and elemental processes to create objects that are reflective of the making process; each piece displaying the physical effort that goes into their conception through the marks left on the surface.
Working with wood sourced directly from the landscape, his work forms a deep connection to place through the ritualistic relationships he builds between objects and their site of origin.
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UPCOMING / CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
2019 Jerwood Makers Open . Manchester Art Gallery . Manchester
2020 Common Thread . NewArtCentre . Roche Court, Salisbury
PAST SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2019 Walking The Line . Oriel Myrddin Gallery . Carmarthen
2018 Walking The Line . Ruthin Craft Centre . Ruthin
2018 Outland . Egg . London
2018 Realising Landscape, The Space, CARO . Bruton
2016 Objects of Utility, INKU . London
2020 Collect 2020 . Somerset House . London
2019 Pairings . Jaggedart . London
2019 Re-New . Kettle’s Yard . Cambridge
2019 The Art of Gathering . New Craftsman Gallery . St Ives
2019 The Art of Boro . 8 Holland St . London
2019 Jerwood Makers Open 19 . Jerwood Space . London
2019 Thread: Contemporary Textiles . Rheged Centre . Cumbria
2019 Scorched . Sarah Myerscough . London
2019 Wood: The Living Material . London Craft Week . London
2019 Collect 2019 . Jaggedart . Saatchi Gallery . London