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Split Tube Form

9.5 x 5.5 x 4in, green oak, turning, sandblasting.
Photographer: Steve Rogers

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Irish Water 2

9.5 x 9.5 x 9.5in, green oak, mild steel, multi-axis turning, sandblasting, joined with bolts.
Photographer: Steve Rogers

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Split Tube Form

7.5 x 9 x 8.4in, green oak, multi-axis turning, sandblasting.
Photographer: Steve Rogers

furniture/wood/basketry
troscán/adhmad/caoladóireacht

Max Brosi

Max Brosi’s work is in a constant state of evolution towards a more raw, honest, and calm aesthetic. Everything is in a state of transience, wood warps, metal corrodes. The result of these natural processes is a heightened aesthetic character in the material. The static becomes dynamic, the perfect becomes imperfect.

Many years of working with wood has taught Brosi to design movement into my work by utilizing the natural tendency of wet oak to warp as it dries. Sandblasting reveals the hidden three dimensional texture of the grain and rays. He uses simple geometric forms like cylinders and spheres, frequently turned over several axis on the lathe, to explore a visual concept and tell a story. This story can be a social or political commentary, or often just a simple exploration of form. The distortion and texture of the warped wood breathes life into the starkness of geometric form and softens the brutality of cold, rusty steel. This tension between materials excites me.

Brosi was born in Germany before later moving to Ireland to pursue a career in furniture making and woodturning. He graduated from Furniture Design and Manufacture, The Furniture College, Letterfrack, Co. Galway in 2006 and is now based in the North West of Ireland.

Selected Awards

2015
RDS (Royal Dublin Society) National Crafts Awards, Woodturning category winner, RDS, Dublin
Excellence Award, Instant Gallery, AAW symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
1st prize “Artistic” Category, Irish Woodturner’s Guild annual national competition
1st prize “Open” Category, Irish Woodturner’s Guild annual national competition
2014
1st prize “Artistic” Category, Irish Woodturner’s Guild annual national competition
2nd prize “Artistic” Category, Irish Woodturner’s Guild annual national competition
2nd prize “Open” Category, Irish Woodturner’s Guild annual national competition

 

Selected Exhibitions

2016
Why Wood: Contemporary Practice in a Timeless Material, Collectors of Wood Art, SOFA (Sculptural Objects Functional Art) Chicago, USA
RDS National Crafts Awards Exhibition, RDS, Dublin
CREATIVEWAVE, Galway City Museum, Galway
Turning 30, American Association of Woodturners (AAW) symposium Atlanta, USA; The Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, MN, USA
Patterns, American Association of Woodturners symposium, Atlanta, GA, USA
2015
Form + Design, Dortmund, Germany
Turned & Sculpted Wood, Del Mano Gallery, Altadena, CA, USA
The Art of the Woodturner, Cill Rialiag Arts Center, Ballinskilligs, Kerry
RDS National Crafts Awards Exhibition, Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show, RDS, Dublin
Creativity in Construction: a Collaboration of Materials, American Association of Woodturners symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2014
Rising, American Association of Woodturners (AAW) symposium Phoenix, Arizona, and The Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, MN, USA
New Irish Woodturning, Gallery No. 6, Sligo

Contact Details:

Max Brosi


T. +353 (0)86 6090650
E. maxbrosi81@gmail.com
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