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Californian native Maxwell McMaster synthesises the atmosphere of Los Angeles sunset with his minimalistic canvases. His works often feature a pastel palette and simplified shapes, capturing the Californian golden hour in a dreamy tranquillity.

McMaster’s canvases create an atmosphere that is free from congested traffic and pollution of Los Angeles. Instead, he emphasises the city’s beauty of nature by often making it his inspiration. Through his airbrush technique, he creates highly rendered images with a soft texture that reflect his perspective of the city, transforming the conventional cityscapes into a soothing utopia. In his recent works, McMaster also explores the possibilities of other visual languages through ceramics. His handmade ceramics are a reaction to his surroundings and past experiences whilst retaining his signature atmospheric and dreamlike ambience.

McMaster was born in Sacramento California, and earned a BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design in 2014. The artist currently lives and works in Los Angeles.