Max Bainbridge / Forest+Found
Max Bainbridge, one half of Forest + Found, is driven by a desire to create work that explores dialogues between sculpture, and a newfound language of craft. His studio is a space for material experimentation and cross disciplinary collaboration, as well as a platform to explore their individual art practices in wood and textiles. Bainbridge’s exploration of the living tree is rooted in the physicality of the embodied vessel and carved, object. He seeks to create an artefact where cultural narratives and identity can be challenged and re-written through the physical act of making and their psychological exploration of the natural.
Max’s 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 219, Forest + Found were shortlisted for the Jerwood Makers Open.