Untitled
By Andrew MacKenzie

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Year
1998
Media
Oil Painting
Subject Matter
Abstract
Reg. Number
L335
Size
138 x 97 cm

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The imagery of MacKenzie's Untitled can be interpreted in a number of ways. It could read as an aerial view of land, with four circles around the edges denoting a grid. Alternatively, it could be a painting of a landscape in which the paint has been applied organically. Furthermore, it could be a vision of earth from outer space.

MacKenzie states that his process involves "constantly building-up then stripping back the surface over a long period of time (sometimes up to a year), repeatedly reinstating then obscuring incised line-drawings, until left with a kind of echo or trace- like a resonance of original memory".

Through the mediums of drawing and painting, Andrew MacKenzie explores personal response to the relationship between constructed landscape and perceptions of nature. His work is based upon specific experiences and memories of places.

Andrew MacKenzie was born in 1969 in Banff, Aberdeenshire and graduated with an MFA from Edinburgh College of Art in 1993. He lives and works in the Scottish Borders. His work has been exhibited extensively and features in many collections, including Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow; Fleming Collection, London; The London Royal Academy, London; Edinburgh City Art Centre, Edinburgh; Fleming Bank, Singapore; and, Bank of America.

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