Hi, I’m Max! I was Born in Los Angeles in 1991 to author, Claire LaZebnik, and sitcom writer, Rob LaZebnik. Throughout my life, I've always wanted to find ways to entertain myself and found drawing and art as a desirable passion. My interest in art started when I was 3 years old, habitually drawing with crayons and playing with felt colored puzzle pieces and letters. I took my first drawing and art classes when I was seven years old. When I was 13 in 2004, the internet had become a huge phenomenon, and since then, always wanted to become part of that. I continued taking art and fine drawing classes when I was in high school, and also started teaching myself basic Web Design. I graduated from New Roads High School in Santa Monica, CA in 2010. I then decided to embark on an ambitious voyage to college by moving over 3000 miles away to Champlain College in the scenic, but snowy Vermont. I originally intended to major in Web Development when I came to Champlain. However, I decided to switch to a Graphic Design major. I took Web Design courses within the Graphic Design major and quickly fell in love with them. I’m now 24 and recently graduated from college, and currently working as a freelance Web Designer!
SURREBRAL is Max's art collection, inspired by the visual art of the mid-late 1960s. SURREBRAL is composed of the words “Surreal” (dreamlike state) and “Cerrebral” (of the mind), and presents portraits, landscapes, and illustrations in a dream-like style. Some of the portraits represent Max’s “mental state” including “anxiety” and “calm” (image to the left). SURREBRAL’s art form derives from classic animated films, pop art, album cover art, and poster art. SURREBRAL’s art is created using mixed media: combinations of watercolors, colored pencils, inks, graphite pencils, and more.