365 New Orleans: Max Seckel



New Orleans artist Max Seckel is a painter that pays attention to every small detail in his work. While some may think items in the painting are arbitrary, Max has meaning behind it all.

Take a look below for more info about this captivating artist!



1. Tell me more! 

I am primarily a painter, focusing on landscapes. These landscapes are expressions of scenes, memories, and experiences from my life. Since moving to New Orleans, I’ve definitely felt its effect on my work but it isn’t really about the town itself.

Aside from painting I also operate a Risograph and run a small print shop out of my studio as well. I make flyers for friends shows, comics, zines, and small books. 


2. How long have you been in business? 

I have been drawing for as long as I can remember but didn’t really start taking it seriously until after high school. I ended up being an art major in college, at the University of Delaware but didn’t really have any confidence that I would be able to make a living out of it. After school, I moved to Philadelphia and eventually joined a co-op studio space called Space 1026 in the Spring of 2011. They opened doors and my eyes to taking art more seriously. I saw people making a living off their art and realized that maybe it was possible after all. I moved to New Orleans in the fall of 2014.

The print end of things more or less started in late 2015. My friend saw an ad on CraigsList for an old Risograph machine just outside of Mobile, Alabama. It ended up being a Piggly Wiggly grocery store that had used the machine to print their weekly advertisements. Upon returning to New Orleans we were pleasantly surprised to find that it worked, and since then I have been printing things for myself and friends whenever possible.


3. How do people find you online? 

maxseckel.com and Instagram @maxseckel


4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew? 

Most of my paintings are titled after the song or album I was listening to or had stuck in my head at the time I was working. Music has always been one of the most important parts of my life and is almost always playing in my studio and often winds its way into the work itself.


5. Lagniappe Info. 

I have a solo show coming up on July 13th and The Front. 

Other places you can find my work are the Red Truck Gallery on Royal Street and the Defend New Orleans store at the Ace Hotel. 


Head to Max’s website to see more of this work!



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