Featured Artist Max Tzinman

Artist Max Tzinman presents a fascinating collection of work that envisions a surreal, futuristic world. View more of his work by visiting his website.


surreal futuristic sphinx

“Adoration” mixed media on canvas,16”x20”


“If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.” ~ Edward Hopper

Like Hopper, I find it difficult to explain my work, because it does not come necessarily from a logical place. It emerges from a maelstrom of concerns, fascinations and experiences.


barren futuristic landscape by artist Max Tzinman

“Land” giclee print on paper, 16” x 16”


Essentially, I am exploring in my images the disconnect between reality and the pervasive myths that surround us. I am questioning our purpose in these turbulent times and how we can avoid the emptiness of an unthinking existence.


Surreal futuristic art by Max Tzinman

“No Eyes” mixed media on canvas, 11” x 14″


As we are pulled towards conformity and anonymity, I wonder how we can preserve our individualism and humanity.


Surreal futuristic beings by artist Max Tzinman

“Merrily We Roll Around” giclee print on paper, 16” x 16”


I have been hearing impaired since birth, so connection, communication and isolation are themes that have interested me from the start. I’m the child of Holocaust survivors and I am greatly influenced by their life experiences. Even if I am not telling their specific stories (or mine), the thread of their experience is always there, in the back of my mind. I think it strongly influences what I create.


Futuristic beings by artist Max Tzinman

“Untitled #1” mixed media on canvas, 16” x 20”


Growing up in communist Romania, I experienced firsthand the heavy hand of the state and the group thinking that was imposed. Conformity was necessary for survival. I think this left me with an “allergy” to control and censorship. It drives my passion for authenticity and truth.


Christlike figure in surrealistic landscape

“Untitled #2” giclee print on paper,16” x 16”


Since leaving Romania I have lived in Israel, Canada and the USA – all countries with diverse cultures that have influenced my vision. Art is my way of making sense of the world.


painting of a surrealistic temple by artist Max Tzinman

“Temple” mixed media on canvas, 16” x 20”


My creative process varies. Many times, I start with an idea and work digitally, building in two or three dimensions. Sometimes I start with found objects and work with them.


Surreal futuristic creature by artist Max Tzinman

“Philosophy” giclee print on paper, 16”x16”


I enjoy using a variety of media, such as acrylic, oil, plastic, collage and metal, to construct still pieces and dioramas. For some projects, I work with video, animation, and incorporate light and sound to communicate the desired effect. I go where the work takes me.


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