The whimsical world created by Max Dana is often defined as baroque-like and floral design, in a pre-1930s style as well as urban. Her first drawn character made its appearance in the mid-Eighties, on the walls of Paris/La Défense (France); an observing eye (”Da-Eye“), carefully painted on the lower part of the fresh work done by the graffiti artists of her group.
From an early age, Max Dana had drawn imaginary characters and then clothing, she expressed her love for writing by creating a student newspaper, she also wrote a play for theatre at 17, and directed her first short-movie at 18. Having a keen interest in journalism and photography, she considered at that time to be a photojournalist.
During her studies, the arrival of the Internet at the beginning of the Nineties made it possible for Max to express her talent for graphic design and writing by creating websites covering various of her favorites topics including video games, hi-tech, cars, music, vinyl toys, TV Shows, sports, Japan… These sites are, as of today, still online and updated daily.
In 1995, Max Dana had her first virtual exhibition on the Internet and when she finished her studies, she pursued a career in project management and consulting. In 1997, the observing eye from the Eighties made its return but in the virtual world of the Internet, and the Sama characters, created in the mid-90s, appeared during the second virtual exhibition in 1998.
Slowly, Max Dana left her high position in consulting business to join a more artistic domain. In 2004, the eye had its own website and Maxdana.com was launched, followed by the launch of Max Dana’s Blog in 2007, giving the opportunity to early enthusiasts of Max’s work and new comers to fully enjoy the extraordinary World of Sama. In 2006, a first limited edition of t-shirts and jewels were produced and sold out in record time.
First a respected consultant and project manager, Max Dana is now a confirmed artist, a writer, a graphic designer, a fashion designer, a painter and a photographer. A multi-talented artist, Max Dana gives free rein to her creativity in a wide range of artistic fields.
Max Dana is also known for her commitment and she uses her connections and her art to support causes (such as Human Rights) and bring awareness on critical plights. A philanthropist, the artist’s work, personality and true commitment make a coherent whole.
More about Max Dana:
– Max Dana: Official Site
– Max Dana’s Blog