Max Seinfeld "Filthy Rich"
wood fired porcelain, cement, epoxy
3" x 3" x 2.5"
“Filthy Rich is part of a series I have dubbed 'Color Fields'. The series stems from the idea of feasting on a field of color. In its infancy, this series started from investigating color and celebrating the joy it brings. My work has always played with the tension created by contrasting elements. The allure of a red Cadillac but yet so gaudy in reality, or how a drop of honey can be a sirens song for the eyes but in excess it can be sickly sweet. Accented in gold like a faberge egg Filthy Rich was my hedonistic, almost sinful dive into color."
My time as an assistant at Peters Valley was life-changing to say the least. It is one of those dog eared pages in my book of experiences I have had. I made such special connections with working artists in my community which I cherish. I cannot thank Bruce Dehnert, his wife Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, and the rest of the Peters Valley Staff for being a continuous source of support by providing opportunity and driving my studio practice.Max Seinfeld, Danbury, CT
Max Seinfeld is the Director of Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts in New York, and a full time studio artist in South Windsor, Connecticut. He makes one of a kind abstract ceramic sculptures out of porcelain, earthenware, and non-traditional materials. In 2014 he received his BFA from the University of Hartford, Connecticut, and finished his postbaccalaureate studies from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2015. Following a two year residency at The Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY, and a two year assistantship with Doug Peltzman, Max has assisted a number of ceramic workshops at art centers across the country including Arrowmont, Peters Valley, Haystack, and Penland. Max has been an invited artist for the Pentaculum residency at Arrowmont, and has been a short term resident at Penland as well as the House of Art and Design in Holstebro, Denmark. He continues to exhibit and teach nationally as well as internationally.
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