Mike Maxwell


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Born in 1979 San Diego based artist Mike Maxwell has built a loyal following with his signature stone-blue faces, gloomy churches & beautiful windmills. Self-taught & continuously improving in his work, the poetic dreamy scenes examine humanity, conceptuality, genetics, & consciousness.

With subtle changes in both theme and process, Maxwell has sharpened his skill providing more depth in his current work. Maxwell’s choice of color is deliberate and with purpose reflecting a lack of race and ambiguity in the stone-blue faced pieces.

The work has a lot to do with his personal re-education and a desire to learn and understand things that are so prevalent in our society but are often forgotten by the masses. Focusing his work around the human experience, themes of religion, sex and science captivates our attention in these acrylic beauties.



Mike’s work has been shown nationwide and overseas at galleries in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Japan, London, and Australia.

Press includes Juxtapoz, San Diego Union Tribune, City Beat, 944, Color, Fahrenheit, Exit Strategy, Arkitip, Faesthic.

Past Exhibits

Mike Maxwell: Complicated Contradictions (July 2nd – August 9th, 2020)

LA Art Show, 2019 (Late January)


Listen to the Live Free Generation Panel, featuring artist Mike Maxwell