Andrew Mackenzie’s stunning new exhibition entitled ‘Silver Between the Lines’ opened its doors yesterday (4th Oct.’12) and comprises of 4 large-scale paintings which are all based on his trips to Scottish Highland waterfalls, in addition to a series of paintings of reservoirs in the Pentland hills near Edinburgh. With these two contrasting experiences; wild water with controlled water – wild water consumed as “spectacle” and controlled water consumed by the nearby urban population – he raises important questions about how we relate to our surroundings, and how we construct our view of landscape, both literally and philosophically.
“Complex networks of artificially lit trees are covered by geometric slashes in toxic bright colour…. Mackenzie debunks the myth of the perfect unspoiled landscape. Flat white bands and geometric lines create a tension between the surface of the painted object and the depth created by diffused layers of thin paint; this broken up approach recalls the Cubist approach to painting space as it is really perceived – not in single point, linear perspective but as a series of constantly shifting viewpoints.” Rosie Lesso, 2012
Artist: Andrew Mackenzie:
Exhibition: Silver Between the Falls
Dates: 5 October – 3 November
Sarah Myerscough Fine Art,
15 – 16 Brooks Mews,
Mayfair, W1K 4DS
Telephone: 020 7495 0069
Open: 10 – 6 Mon – Fri, 12 – 3 Sat.
Nearest Tube: Bond Street