Grew up in Horgen on Lake Zurich, lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland
At the end of the nineties, Max Grüter radically embraces the computer as his basic artistic instrument.
As an electronic sculptor, painter, draftsman and self-proclaimed "first virtual astronaut", Grüter commutes between the terms of the digital and the real world. He understands his works as self-attempts to fathom digital coolness and distance by means of emotional experience and tangible physicality. Free-dimensionally, Grüter makes free use of all means of expression offered to him in our space-time structure. When viewing his thusly resulting images, sculptures and video animations, their digital origins usually fade in to the background to make way for a humorous human closeness.