Max Renneisen is a German painter. It is vital to his paintings and drawings to build on the legacy of the old masters and to explore the painterly possibilities of the imitation of nature in the light of modern imagery and pictorial media. Here his particular interest lies in general issues such as human relationship with nature and the relationship between ideal and reality.
Max Renneisen was born in Hamburg in 1977. He first studied Architecture at Bauhaus-University, Weimar, before he changed to History of Art at Humboldt-University of Berlin and concluded his studies with a Master’s degree. Numerous journeys took him to the most important museums and galleries in Europe, where he studied the works of Diego Velázquez, Peter Paul Rubens, Jusepe de Ribera, Frans Hals and Joshua Reynolds as well as those of Francesco de Goya and Gustave Courbet. He lives and works in Berlin.