Interview: 6-Year-Old Artist Max Treffkorn
We speak to the young artist about his debut group show at The Tate in Sydney.
Meet six-year-old artist Max Treffkorn. Not bogged down with the boringness of being an adult, Max's artworks are incarnations of a wildly captivating and inspiring imagination where the solar system is the limit. His subject matter usually concerns space ships, aliens and super heroes with a mixed media approach of Crayola and Texta. The paint-flecked, Pollock-esque backgrounds are masterful, and looking at his work will probably make you wish you could get around with a jet pack. Tomorrow night, Max will show alongside established Sydney-based artists Joseph Allen Shea (who we caught up with yesterday), Numskull, Beastman, Luca Ionescu, Kyle Montgomery and more, in group show 'There Goes The Neighbourhood'. This show will christen new local venue, The Tate, which sits above historic Glebe pub, The Toxteth. We managed to pin Max down for a moment to talk about his debut exhibition.
Ingrid Kesa: Hi Max! What did you do today?
Matt Treffkorn: I played with my friend Oliver and then I went to tennis. I played Lego, went on the computers in the library and played Xbox and now I'm doing drawing and that's all I can remember.
What's your favourite thing to draw?
What's your favourite colour?
Are you excited about being in the art show?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Below is one of Max's artworks which will be included in the show:
'There Goes The Neighbourhood' will open on Wednesday March 14 from 6-9pm running until Sunday March 18 from 3-8pm. The Tate at The Toxteth is located at 345 Glebe Pt Road, Glebe.