Max Bainbridge Biography – Max Bainbridge Wiki
Max Bainbridge is a sculptor, author and co-founder of the studio collective Forest + Found based in Somerset, UK. Forest + Found are a partnership between artists Max Bainbridge and Abigail Booth. Their studio gives them a space for material experimentation and collaboration, as well as a platform to pursue their individual art practices. Working in both visual arts and contemporary craft, they exhibit their work throughout the UK and internationally.
Max studied Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, where he graduated in 2013 as a photographer and sculptor. His sculptural works carved from wood, reflect a need to create a tangible and grounded presence though the physicality of the sculpted object in space.
Working with trees in their entirety Bainbridge seeks out wood that has fallen where it once grew, forming direct and intimate connections to land and place through his recognition of the tree as a being that can occupy both our inner psyche and the physical character of its former site. In doing so, his search for the true essence of the tree is ever present within the form of his large-scale vessels and free-standing sculptures that echo their past life across surface and form.
For each work he takes the natural shape and character of the tree itself and responds to it directly, allowing the inherent agency of the wood to push back and inform sculptural decision-making as he works.
Embodying this transformation from the monumental presence of the tree into objects on an intimate human scale, his works become quiet reflections on our relationship with the natural world and the importance of evaluating our place within it.
His work has been exhibited extensively in the UK, including at the Pitts Rivers Museum, Oxford; Yorkshire Sculpture Park; and the Ruthin Crafts Centre, Wales. In 2019, Forest + Found were shortlisted for the Jerwood Makers Open.
His book “Heirloom Wood: A Modern Guide to Carving Spoons, Bowls, Boards, and other Homewares” was published in October 2016 by Harry N. Abrams.
Max Bainbridge Age
Max was born in 1991 in London.
Max Bainbridge Wife
Is Max Bainbridge married? He is married to his wife Abigail Booth. Max and Abigail met at Chelsea College of Arts, where they both studied fine art: Max made large wooden sculptures and Abigail created installations using found objects. They have been living and working together since 2014.
Max Bainbridge Money for Nothing
Sculptor Max Bainbridge is well known for appearing on BBC1’s Money for Nothing.
Max Bainbridge Instagram
Max Bainbridge’s Instagram is @forestandfound.