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A Night of Fashion and Photo Collage with Maxwell N. Burnstein
Thu, March 23, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Artist’s Proof in Georgetown, Washington D.C invites you to a Night of Fashion and Photo Collage with Maxwell N. Burnstein. Come meet with fellow fashion connoisseurs, engage with haute couture inspired photo collages and meet with Toronto based artist Maxwell N. Burnstein Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Burnstein will be giving insight into his creative process by teaching guests the various techniques he uses in his handmade multi-dimensional collages, giving you a private preview with the artist as he creates unique fashion inspired collage.
Burnstein’s handmade multidimensional collages have prompted international artist residencies and collaborations with leading fashion publications, including covers for Elle Magazines and Harper’s Bazaar. Burnstein’s expression through his various collages is a combination of fashion and art that is truly unique and engaging in a highly current way.
About Maxwell Burnstein
Reacting to the proliferation of digital collage art that has engulfed social media, Maxwell N. Burnstein’s works evoke the tactile and genuine quality of handmade art being lost in this contemporary age.
In the weeks prior to his graduation from Ryerson University’s School of Fashion in Toronto, Canada’s premier fashion Institute, Burnstein began a self-imposed 30 day art challenge, during which he tasked himself with creating an original work of art daily and using Instagram as a way to exhibit it to the world. Within 18 months, Burnstein’s handmade multi dimensional collages had prompted international artist Residencies, collaborations with leading fashion publications including covers for Elle Magazines and Harper’s Bazaar.
As a student Maxwell Burnstein noticed the prevalence of art in the fashion industry and the potential to bridge two worlds into one visual narrative. Burnstein, who traces his love for photomontage back to early childhood, found a deeper appreciation for the art during his years at university, where he was able to create a strong eye for design and see the adoption of collage in fashion.
While most of today’s mixed media collages are created digitally, Burnstein creates his with an x-acto knife, glue and paper. “I can see in the photography how the images will blend together into an artwork. Pairing the photographs, I deconstruct the layers, breaking down the layers as I form a new multidimensional work. Each final piece is a series of layers that are woven and layered together. Normally I print the work, sit and create until I am done working.” This process can take hours, or days, depending on the complexity of the collage. Maxwell N. Burnstein’s expression through his various collages is a combination of fashion and art that is truly unique and engaging in a highly current way.