Self Portrait, 1967 by Max Requenes & Delcio Gomes

Art makes a first and lasting impression. INSTUDIO interior Design Directors asked former New York City resident Max Requenes to look for a large scale work of art to complete the design of the foyer for his northern California bungalow. The designers expected him to find a piece that reflected his interest in animation, modernist architecture, photography, Japanese artist, and contemporary and modern art.

During research, Max discovered reproductions of the iconic Self Portrait, 1967 by Chuck Close but couldn’t get it produced in the large format that he desired. He also discovered “Lego” art that piqued his interest. Inspired, Max conceptualized his own art that fused the super realist Close self portrait with a toy like Lego image for his own version of Self Portrait, 1967.  Software Engineer Max collaborated with his 3D Artist friend Delcio Gomes to create his own iconic large scale work.

An art collection says much about the collector in terms of subject matter and style. Art can become the foundation of an interior design color palette. When INSTUDIO interior Design Directors asked Max Requenes to look for a large scale work of art little did they know that the homeowner would create his own art to personalize the home that he shares with his wife.

Self Portrait, 1967 by Max Requenes is available through: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/self-portrait-1967-max-requenes.html

Contact Max directly for the artist edition 55”x72” print: max@requenes.com

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