Max Ruebensal

Max Ruebensal is a Contemporary German artist, whose works reflect on symbolism, identity, pop culture & the ever-growing digitalization of our everyday lives. Early fascinations for the upcoming digital world of the internet led to graphic design work, drawing, and later conceptual/sculptural art, which became a serious endeavor after finishing high school and returning from traveling around the world.

The following years led to successful art ventures in and off the topic of anatomical art, before Ruebensal was drawn to Shanghai to work with acclaimed artists in an international gallery. Upon return, he transgressed into experimental paint techniques, and years of exploration led to his signature art style that moves along the intersections between abstraction and figuration. Today, Ruebensal lives and works in his studio in Berlin, and much of his recent work combines his early conceptual approaches with his experimental and process-oriented art practice to explore the realms of identity in an accelerating world and society.

Two side of a Coin # 1
2023 | Acrylics on Canvas | 120x120 cm | The idea of “Time running out" is often used in the context of environmental issues, such as climate change and biodiversity loss. This urgency has led to a growing awareness of humanity's impact on the planet and the need for sustainable practices. Many spiritual traditions emphasize a sense of interconnectedness with nature and the importance of stewardship. Science, on the other hand, provides the evidence and understanding of these environmental challenges, which can align spiritual values with fact based actions. It is right at this relationship, or better, dichotomy of science and spirituality, where tmy series “Two Sides Of A Coin” comes in play, without judging one or the other. In a world where both often seem like opposing forces, art is the radiant bridge between them. Performing a delicate dance between reason and wonder, art often illuminates the enigmatic tapestry of existence. Through art, we explore the mysteries of the universe, blurring the lines that separate us. Because art invites both the empirical and the ethereal to coexist harmoniously. This serves as a great reminder of us that the beauty of our shared existence lies in the delicate balance between the seen and the unseen.
Living in third person #9
Acrylic on canvas | Ø 75 cm
Living in third person #13
Acrylic on canvas | Ø 80 cm
Living in third person #21
Acrylic on canvas | Ø 110 cm
Living in third person #26
Acrylic on canvas | Ø 100 cm
Living in third person #38
Acrylic on canvas | Ø 110 cm