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Lucy McKenzie

Untitled, 2006

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5-color silkscreen
on Somerset Satin,
paper size: 29 1/2 x 22” (75 x 55,5 cm),
image: 22 1/2 x 15” (57 x 38 cm),
printed by Bernie Reid,
Edinburgh, Scotland,
Ed. 60/XX, signed and numbered

A shooting star musing on the secret of the unicorn after fierce encounter with a true riot grrl.

Quote

“Well, of the top of my head, there’s a connection with certain currents in British Painting—artists such as R. B. Kitaj and Stanley Spencer—and with German painters like Otto Dix or the Austrian, Gustav Klimt. On top of this, I’m interested in processes, in the production of pathos—as in the work of Käthe Kollwitz, for instance. One characteristic of my paintings is certainly the use of trompe-l’oeil effects, flat picture grounds, and a form of literalness. I like insidiousness and things that are supposed to manipulate the viewer. But probably the biggest influence on my painting technique is my dilettantism.” Lucy McKenzie, interview with Isabelle Graw Parkett No. 76, 2006

$ 1,900.00

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“Cryptically described as "A shooting star musing on the secret of the unicorn after fierce encounter with a true riot girl", this five-color silkscreen print by Lucy McKenzie irreverently scribbles over a portrait oddly reminiscent of Hergé's famous comic character Tintin in the manner that people would graffiti a poster in the underground, adding characteristic glasses and buckteeth. Notorious for tampering with the distinctions between genres and styles of depiction, McKenzie here merges cartoon, portraiture, and street intervention in a typically irreverent screenprint.” -Fineartmultiple

 

> See short video excerpt with Lucy McKenzie about some aspects of her art.