Delicate Intelligences (2009) ©Max de Esteban
from the Elegies of Manumission series
The work of Max de Esteban (b.1959) is organized into two distinct boies: Elegies of Manumission and Propositions. The Elegies raise social and political questions through symbolic portraiture. The Propositions deal with contemporary art issues, such as the obsolete objects used to create or communicate art.
A former Fulbright Scholar, in 2010 he was awarded the Spanish National Award of Professional Photography Gold LUX. Solo exhibitions of his work have been presented in Spain, Slovakia, Argentina, France and the US.
His monograph, Elegies of Manumission, was published by Nazraeli Press in February 2012. More recently, his work has been acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.