Max Horst Sokolowski is a highly trained & full-time contemporary Australian painter having completed a Master Degree at the European Academy of Arts in 1997 who generally paints under the name Max Horst. Using oil, acrylic, watercolour, gouache, he may mix them with drawing techniques. Natural pigments of earth colours are the base of Horst’s palette. With an intuitive preoccupation with colour, form and line, Horst’s work belies a carefully considered composition and an appreciation of the nature of human interaction. In his quest for simplicity and honesty, Horst draws much of his inspiration from cave paintings and naive art, “because I find them very honest as a form of art”. The viewer can sometimes sense the presence of elements of Aboriginal art in Horst’s work.