Maxi Pfeil is a German artist currently living and working in Berlin. In June 2019 he successfully graduated the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, with a Bachelor of the Arts in Photography. In his work, Maxi is interested in social tension, the struggle of every day life and the relations between us humans. Where do our emotions lay and how can we hold on to them?
Photography has always fascinated Pfeil for it’s aspects of time and reality. The medium enables him to capture and revisit life, within the increasingly fast pace of our modern society. To him beauty does not lay within the aesthetics of the photograph, but in the fragility of a moment and it’s (short) duration.
Using traditional, photographic techniques Pfeil raises questions towards our current western civilization, that only the viewer can answer individually and for himself. By creating a gate between the past and the present, he tries to draw a more complete picture of what it means to be human right now.