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Maximo Simon Walther

Born: 1987

Hometown: Bern

Based in: Bern

personally – the biography
Maximo Simon loves swimming in the city’s wild and pure river where he grew up. In the past he worked with and within the nature and learned a professional occupation with a degree. Maximo has always dealt with natural themes and, as an artist, he creates still artworks that be on mind with natural systems. He’s motto “our nature, our fortune” is deeply rooted in his understanding of how humans have to interact and behave with nature. Maximo is fascinated by the shapes and colors of the nature. But also, from the natural arrangement of plants in the forest. The impermanence and patina of nature is carried with dignity and shows imperfection in life. Maximo is guided by these approaches and uses this inspiration to develop different series such as "Oceangrounds", "Nature Colors" and "Desert of ..."

career – artistic approach
Maximo Simon likes the different haptic and sensual feelings of the materials and brings them together. 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 artworks are reduced and delicate. His artwork are also inspired by the Japanese motto of “Wabi-Sabi”. It signifies the love for the imperfection, impermanence and irregularity of nature. He uses mostly canvas and creates different series with different themes of nature. Often in coherences with natural elements like fire, water, desert and ice. Also, are the series colored themed and often theme based of one inspiration. For this, he uses acrylic, pigments, spray paint, sand, mortar, fluids and other supplies.

the content of artworks - our nature, our fortune
the Japanese Wabi means to enjoy lonely stillness and austerity. The Japanese 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 I find a clay bowl that has an imprecise, non-round shape incredibly beautiful.
My works address the changes and fascination of nature and relate to environmental awareness. I pursue 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 me, nature has its own body language. Structures in my works are important to me. These show the fragility, but also the strength of life and the diversity of nature.
The “Oceangrounds” considering to the beauty of water and the possibility to dive deep into a world of silence. The series “Solitudes” shows the fragility of icebergs on a clean ocean surface and the iceberg is created in three-dimensional ways.

The outcome
Maximo Simon has exhibited in New York City, Venice, Bern, Parma, Munich, Lausanne, Strasbourg and Zurich. His works has been seen in an hong art museum in Chongijing/ China in from July to Octobre 2022. Maximo was also represented different international art fairs. He received his last commission from Five Global Holding from Dubai, where Maximo Simon has implementing an art commission for the 5-star luxury hotel Five Zürich. In January 2021 he was voted “Artist of the Month” by It’s Liquid Group from Venice/ Italy. His collectors are based in Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA and Germany.

He is represented by context art gallery from Venice and since 01.2023 he's working with Art Trope Gallery from Paris.


Maximo Simon Walther In The Studio

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More About Maximo Simon Walther

Question IconWhat inspires you?

the one and only: the nature

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

When I've been exploring the theme of "water" in the last 2 years. I was impressed by the elementary conditions and tried to find my way into the depths of the oceans. I love water with all its qualities and I tried to explains this passion with my series "Oceanground", "Ice" and "Solitude".

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

unpretentious, lusty, tender

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

the nature is the best artist you can imagine

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

my hands and the shades of the colors

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

be yourself and do what you make happy and stay on your path

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

for soak up some inspiration I'm going to nature or to my quiet studio



Artist of the month 01.2021, Venice, Italy


Certificate from Artistic Commission recognition by a museum



art3f Art Fair Strasbourg

France, 2023

Kunst im Labor, Zürich

Switzerland, 2023

Arte Genova

Italy, 2023

Fondazione Amedeo Modigliani "Modigliani Opera Vision" Box 18 during Biennale di Venezia 2022

Italy, 2022

ArtMuc - International Art Fair Munich presented by: Gallery kunst zürich süd

Germany, 2022

Galerie Roland Neuhaus "Solo Exhibition: Nature Changes"

Switzerland, 2022

Art Parma Fair

Italy, 2022

Fiera Contemporanea Forli

Italy, 2022

50 Years of Cultural Exchange China/Europe; HONG ART MUSEUM

China, 2022

It’s Liquid International Art Exhibition in the Gallery: "The Room Contemporary Art Space" “The Body Language”

Italy, 2021

International Art Fair Lausanne presented by: Gallery kunst zürich süd

Switzerland, 2021

Artbox Project in the Gallery: Urbanside Gallery “Project World 1.0”

Switzerland, 2021

The Visionary Projects “The Era of Change, Curated Selection”

United States of America, 2021

Art Talents - Art Market

Switzerland, 2020