Best known for being one third of British music group of The Prodigy, Maxim (1967-) has been painting for over a decade and has had solo shows in London and L.A.,
'I tried to keep my art separate from my life in The Prodigy; I wanted my art to be accepted in its own right and was worried about being criticized as a musician trying to be an artist. All of the work is just me; whether it’s art or music. In music you are always aiming for perfection, you’re never 100% happy. Art is much more liberating than that; even mistakes can be beautiful. People think I’m being controversial for the sake of it, but that just isn’t me. I have a dark side to myself, I’m drawn to the dark and that is what I want to explore.I want viewers to experience that darkness and see a side of themselves in it. It’s not just surface, it’s about going deeper, mining something, swirling around in the storm, in the madness.'