Maximo Simon Walther
Personally – the biography
Maximo Simon loves swimming in the city’s wild and pure river – the Aare. In the past I worked within the nature and learned a natural professional. As a widely traveled individualist, I benefit from other cultures, opinions and views. I’m an autodidact.
Career – biography of a contemporary international artist
Maximo Simon likes the different haptic and sensual feelings of the materials and brings them together in a limited space to create a work. He tries to combine subtle color nuances in his work and he likes to work in a reduced way and selects material and color in a targeted manner. It is important to him that textures and colors mesh cleanly. As a result, his works are reduced and delicate. For him, abstract art means expressing impressions through emotional expression, ultimately creating new visual concepts. His work is also inspired by the Japanese motto of “Wabi-Sabi”. It signifies the love for the imperfection, impermanence and irregularity of nature.
our nature, our fortune
Wabi means to enjoy lonely stillness and austerity. Sabi means to show maturity and patina. These two components combine into a mindful concept that inspires me. In the end, it’s all about sheer simplicity. For example, Maximo finds a clay bowl that has an imprecise, non-round shape incredibly beautiful.
His works address the changes and fascination of nature and relate to environmental awareness. He tries to bring nature and its inspirations and interpretations into the living room. He pursues environmentally conscious approaches such as the series “Fire” and “Australian Desert Ground”, which refers to the drying up of the earth and the signal of bush fires. For him, nature has its own body language. Structures in his works are important to him. These show the fragility, but also the strength of life and the diversity of nature.
Maximo Simon has exhibited in New York City, Venice, Bern, Parma, Forli, Munich and Zurich. His works has been see in an art museum in Chongijing/ China in summer/autumn 2022. Maximo is also represented at art fairs, including the International Art Fair Lausanne. He received his last commission from Five Global Holding from Dubai, where Maximo Simon is implementing an art commission for a planned 5***** luxury hotel in Zurich. In January 2021 he was voted “Artist of the Month” by It’s Liquid Group.