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Max Reynolds B. 1997
Max Reynolds
B. 1997
Raising in the East
Charcoal and pastel on paper
7 x 8 inches
Framed dimensions:
14 1/4 x 15 inches
The artist
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City
Raising in the East displays a pan Asian theme considering gaming. The Mahjong pieces express the gaming theme. Two of the visible pieces have the number eight, the Chinese number of luck. The frog is a Japanese symbol of luck. The bill on the bottom is from Macau, famous for its popular casinos and the coins are from Vietnam.

The drawing is balanced on one side with dreams of endless winnings, yet with the Yin and Yang we are reminded that for every coin gained, one is lost. There is no winning, without loss.


Since Max was very young, he has been surrounded by artists. From his father, Tim Reynolds, to his grade school friends, many admirable people instilled a passion and appreciation for art that inspired him to draw on anything from napkins to his bedroom walls. When his father started studying with Timothy Jahn, Max was shaken with the realization that the only things between him and creating important art were education and dedication. That changed everything.

Max currently studies with Ani Art Academies' Brandon Drake and has been fortunate enough to receive extensive instruction from Anthony Waichulis and Timothy Jahn.

Max, now a sophomore at Rumson-Fair-Haven High School, is eager to continue his artistic journey for many decades to come.


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