MAXIMILIAN HARLEY

Painter working in Boyd School Studios


About Maximilian

I draw mostly, in the pursuit of painting. Sometimes from digital models, though more often live ones, most often from nothing at all. I am 24. I graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2014 majoring in drawing.

I am fixated with old European art, as a young Australian this is hard to reconcile. Whatever art is, it is important to me. What beauty is, is the most essential. My life would be much easier if I could figure those two out, though I don't think I ever will. In this way I hope to make good paintings. Perhaps if I knew the answer I could not.

What attracted you to the space and what makes your studio suitable for your practice?

Space and light and light and space.