Max Maslansky bases his artwork on vintage pornographic imagery, making paintings on used bed sheets, found magazine pages and works on paper. He investigates pornography's moral ambiguity in relation to the depiction of women, men and desire, while mining painting's history of figuration, pattern, gesture, and in particular, the stain. His work has been exhibited at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Five Car Garage, Los Angeles; Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York; Dutton, New York; and Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, Geneva, Switzerland. Maslansky also hosts an interview-based radio show entitled Riffin' on kchungradio.org. He lives and works in Los Angeles.