Maxim, The Prodigy

Maxim, part of the Prodigy trio. The Vocalist has turned his creative flare to painting and works under the artist name MM.

Just as his musical background has influenced his art, art has in turn fed into his wider creative practise. At the heart of his approach is a love and appreciation of freedom. “I was always restricting myself when I did music, never knowing how to let go and let it be what it is… That’s one thing I’ve learned about art – there aren’t really mistakes in art, are there?”

Nonetheless when he discards his work, there is a finality to it.

“I just have this thing – if something ain’t working now, I just burn it. I never keep it. Kind of like a ritual.”

Maxim has been painting for about 11 years, at first, using acrylics mostly, trying to catch textures and different colours in the sky. Landscapes, that sort of thing. No figures or shapes that you could recognise exactly. Then he went to New York and met quite a few artists who opened his eyes to different techniques. This made him realise that art isn’t just about acrylics and oils, also using images, manipulating them and tweaking them.

“To put the head of a horse onto the body of sheep or something. Something mad.”

 

‘YELLOW REBEL’ IS A UNIQUE RESIN SCULPTURE BY VOCALIAST OF THE PRODIGY & ARTIST, MAXIM, ALSO KNOWN AS MM

Price: £1200

“Rebel with the Paws”

Unique

Individually hand painted resin sculpture by Maxim

‘Stand up for what you believe’ – Rebel

2020

40cm Height

‘RED PEARL REBEL’ IS A UNIQUE RESIN SCULPTURE BY THE VOCALIST OF THE PRODIGY & ARTIST, MAXIM, ALSO KNOWN AS MM

SOLD

“Rebel with the Paws”

Unique

Individually hand painted resin sculpture by Maxim

‘Stand up for what you believe’ – Rebel

2020

40cm Height

‘FREEDOM REBEL’ IS A UNIQUE RESIN SCULPTURE BY THE VOCALIST OF THE PRODIGY & ARTIST, MAXIM, ALSO KNOWN AS MM

Price: £1200

“Rebel with the Paws”

Unique

Individually hand painted resin sculpture by Maxim

‘Stand up for what you believe’ – Rebel

2020

40cm Height

‘GREEN REBEL’ IS A UNIQUE RESIN SCULPTURE BY THE VOCALIST OF THE PRODIGY & ARTIST, MAXIM, ALSO KNOW AS MM

Price: £1200

“Rebel with the Paws”

Unique

Individually hand painted resin sculpture by Maxim

‘Stand up for what you believe’ – Rebel

2020

40cm Height

‘WHITE REBEL’ IS A UNIQUE RESIN SCULPTURE BY THE VOCALIST OF THE PRODIGY & ARTIST, MASIM, ALSO KNOW AS MM

Price: £1200

“Rebel with the Paws”

Unique

Individually hand painted resin sculptures by Maxim

‘Stand up for what you believe’ – Rebel

2020

40cm Height

‘PURPLE REBEL’ IS A UNIQUE RESIN SCULPTURE BY THE VOCALIST OF THE PRODIGY & ARTIST, MAXIM, ALSO KNOWN AS MM

Price: £1200

“Rebel with the Paws”

Unique

Individually hand painted resin sculptures by Maxim

‘Stand up for what you believe’ – Rebel

2020

40cm Height | Weight 5kg Approx

‘RED REBEL’ IS A LIMITED EDITION SCULPTURE BY THE VOCALIST OF THE PRODIGY & ARTIST, MAXIM, ALSO KNOWN AS MM

Price: £1500

“Rebel with the Paws”

Limited edition of 10

Coated in red electrostatic metallic paint

Complete with it’s own rose gold plated MM pendant & arrives in its very own protective case

‘Stand up for what you believe’ – Rebel

2020

Height 40cm | Weight 5kg approx

‘BLUE REBEL’ IS A LIMITED EDITION SCULPTURE BY THE VOCALIST OF THE PRODIGY & ARTIST MAXIM, ALSO KNOWN AS MM

Price: £1500

“Rebel with the Paws”

Limited edition of 10

Coated in blue electrostatic metallic paint

Complete with it’s own rose gold plated MM pendant & arrives in its very own protective case

‘Stand up for what you believe’ – Rebel

2020

Height 40cm | Weight 5kg approx

‘MATTE BLACK REBEL’ IS A LIMITED EDITION SCULPTURE BY THE VOCALIST OF THE PROIGY & ARTIST, MAXIM, ALSO KNOWN AS MM

Price: £3100

“Rebel with the Paws”

Limited edition of 5

Cast in bronze

Complete with it’s own rose gold plated MM pendant & arrives in its very own protective case

‘Stand up for what you believe’ – Rebel

2020

Height 40cm height | Weight 5kg approx

‘Moon Fight’ is a bold original piece of mixed media art by the vocalist of The Prodigy & Artist, Maxim, also known as MM.

SOLD

Acrylic paint, spray paint, mixed media and resin on wood. Signed by the artist.

“People commonly describe my work as “dark”. Which is fair, because I paint mainly in greys and blacks. I can’t really paint in reds, yellows, light blues, greens. Dark, sinister, moody are the words that people use to describe my paintings.” – Maxim

“The dark fantasy landscape of fairy tales and ghostly wars is where Maxim’s artworks live.” – Francesca Gavin, Art critic and writer

123x152cm Framed

‘Dollar Pill II’ is a bold original piece of mixed media art by the vocalist of The Prodigy & Artist, Maxim, also known as MM.

SOLD

Acrylic, resin, collage and pill cases. Signed by the artist.

“People commonly describe my work as “dark”. Which is fair, because I paint mainly in greys and blacks. I can’t really paint in reds, yellows, light blues, greens. Dark, sinister, moody are the words that people use to describe my paintings.” – Maxim

“The dark fantasy landscape of fairy tales and ghostly wars is where Maxim’s artworks live.” – Francesca Gavin, Art critic and writer

116x116cm Framed

‘Dirty Bird’ is a bold original piece of mixed media art by the vocalist of The Prodigy & Artist, Maxim, also known as MM.

SOLD

Original

This piece uses acrylic paint, spray paint, mixed media and resin, on wood and is signed by the artist.

“People commonly describe my work as “dark”. Which is fair, because I paint mainly in greys and blacks. I can’t really paint in reds, yellows, light blues, greens. Dark, sinister, moody are the words that people use to describe my paintings.” – Maxim

“The dark fantasy landscape of fairy tales and ghostly wars is where Maxim’s artworks live.” – Francesca Gavin, Art critic and writer.

2017

Maxim part of The Prodigy Trio

Price On Application

Collage, spray paint, resin & acrylic

From the collection of new works

Following on with the Demon Butterfly theme

Original work on board, set with a sub-frame, to float on the wall

 

2017

120x100cm

Need To Serve’ is a striking Limited Edition mixed medium print by the vocalist of Prodigy & Artist, Maxim, also known as MM.

Price: £1000

Limited edition of 30

This piece of art is an inkjet print with silkscreen glazes & diamond dust detail.

“The dark fantasy landscape of fairy tales and ghostly wars is where Maxim’s artworks live.” – Francesca Gavin, Art critic and writer.

Signed & Numbered by MaxiM

2016

110x85cm

‘Elysium’ is a stunning original piece of mixed media art by the vocalist of The Prodigy & Artist, Maxim, also known as MM.

SOLD

Original

This piece uses acrylic paint, spray paint, mixed media and resin, on wood and is signed by the artist.

Elysium refers to the Greek mythology of the place at the ends of the earth to which certain favoured heroes were conveyed by the gods after death. It also means a place or state of perfect happiness.

‘Elysium’ sees the butterfly motif assume a unique and evocative significance. Butterflies have already been incorporated into the work of some of the most celebrated artists of all time, including Salvador Dali and Damien Hirst. MM, however, takes their traditional symbol of life/death and throws a more sinister idea onto his canvases, deceiving the viewer with a picture of these delicate beauties which, on closer inspection, seem almost threatening.

“The butterfly pictures came about because I saw a moth in my music studio. I caught it and threw it out of the window (I don’t like killing things) and it suddenly dawned on me I had no idea what the insect was thinking. When you touch a butterfly in your hand, is that butterfly thinking “Get the f*** off me” or “If I had a knife I’d cut your finger off”. Some people don’t find them beautiful. They look at their insect bodies and they find them grotesque. In the paintings I give them samurai swords and that kind of thing so they can express themselves.” – Maxim

 

2016

122x92cm

‘Vitam Post Mortem’ is a original piece of mixed media art by the vocalist of The Prodigy & Artist, Maxim, also known as MM.

Price: £960

Limited edition of 10

This piece uses acrylic paint, spray paint, mixed media and resin, on wood and is signed by the artist.

Vitam Post Mortem is a Latin term meaning life after death

“People commonly describe my work as “dark”. Which is fair, because I paint mainly in greys and blacks. I can’t really paint in reds, yellows, light blues, greens. Dark, sinister, moody are the words that people use to describe my paintings.” – Maxim

“The dark fantasy landscape of fairy tales and ghostly wars is where Maxim’s artworks live.” – Francesca Gavin, Art critic and writer.

The Original of this piece is available to purchase, please enquire, price on application

2016

110x85cm

‘Sacrifice’ is a striking Limited Edition Silkscreen Print  by the vocalist of Prodigy & Artist, Maxim, also known as MM.

Price: £925

Limited edition of 30

This piece of art is an inkjet print with silkscreen glazes & diamond dust detail.

“The dark fantasy landscape of fairy tales and ghostly wars is where Maxim’s artworks live.” – Francesca Gavin, Art critic and writer.

‘Sacrifice’ is signed & numbered by the artist.

2016

91x86cm