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Uxbridge Ontario photographer & abstract painter Max Marian Kalin tells The Artist's Page a little more about himself and his art.
- Interviewed by Lesley Wilkins
Q. WHEN DID YOU FIRST START YOUR ART?
Painting in 1999 and photography 1976 (had my studio also I was a freelance sports photographer).
Q. TELL US ABOUT THE FIRST PIECE THAT YOU WERE REALLY HAPPY WITH.
In 2001 I did painting with the title New York Autumn. I look back with satisfaction even today that was the moment for me.
Q. WHAT MEDIUM DO YOU WORK IN PRIMARILY?
Acrylic. Why? Well, it's very forgiving. I do need that often .
Q. DO YOU HAVE FORMAL TRAINING?
Yes, I studied with Lila Irwing Lewis at the Fleming mostly self taught.
Q. WHAT DOES THE PROCESS OF MAKING ART DO FOR YOU? OR HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL?
Art is almost a meditative state of mind, also it's a time where I can explore my emotions.
Q. ARE THERE ANY RECURRING THEMES IN YOUR WORK?
Energy, geology sometimes political events will influence my expressions.
Q. HOW DO YOU GET INSPIRED TO START A NEW PIECE?
Very often it is just out of pure need to go to my studio, once there you never know success or total struggle.
Q. WHERE HAS YOUR WORK BEEN SHOWN?
In Toronto, Aurora, Beaverton, Sunderland and Uxbridge Ontario.
Q. WHERE CAN WE SEE YOUR WORK?
In my gallery Newartstudio52 in Uxbridge. You can contact me if you'd like to see more of my work.