Max Rumbol (b. 1997)

Max Rumbol (b.1997 Aylesbury, UK) lives and works in London, UK. He earned his BFA in Fine Art in 2019 from the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford.

Rumbol’s assemblages transcend the practices of sculpture, wood carving and painting bringing the result into a unique blend of craft and high art. His work largely reflects on artistry and authenticity, exploring the dialogue between art objects and the history or myths that surround them, drawing parallels to Isaac Newton’s epiphanic tale of the discovery of gravity. Rumbol’s process based works develop slowly - his approach somewhat at odds with the notion of the ‘Eureka moment’ referenced in the imagery.

Rumbol begins with pencil sketches which progress into digital drawings, finally reproduced and transformed into a physical assemblage through a process involving laser cutting, digital printing, collage and painting. The works particularly reflect on surface and its relationship to the digital space, with Rumbol manually working each physical plane in a different way to reveal or hide the trace of the artist and machine’s hand. In doing so, a dialogue is created where one can question what the artist’s role is or where their hand lies.
2016-2019 BFA, Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, UK

Solo Shows
June 2023 Give Me A Fulcrum & I Shall Move the World, Richard Heller Galler, Los Angeles, CA

August 2021
Restless, Ramp Gallery, London, UK

October 2020
The Flower of Kent, Union Gallery, London, UK
Group Shows / Art Fairs
November 2022 Untitled Art Miami Beach, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

October 2022 Angels with Dirty Faces, Ojiri Gallery, London, UK

November 2021 Satellite of Love, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

August 2021 My Sweet Doppelgänger, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

April 2021 EXPO Chicago Online, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

March 2021 Holding Hands, Union Gallery, London, UK

November 2020 Home Sweet Home with Liam Fallon, Tuesday to Friday, Valencia, ES

May 2020 Big Dip, Cold Creek with Sean Gannon, Ramp Gallery, London, UK

April 2020 5 Years/System Failure, Plastic Murs, Valencia, ES

December 2019 Bread, 121 Sydney Street, London, UK

June 2019 Ruskin Degree Shows 2019, Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, UK

May 2019 NEW: An Exhibition of New Work, New College, Oxford, UK

June 2016 Organised Fun, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

February 2016 Laboratorium, OVADA Gallery, Oxford, UK