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Ohne Titel

Ohne Titel, 2003 - Lucy Mckenzie


about this work

Lucy McKenzie became known for her comic drawings, prints and trompe l’œil paintings, combining different genres in an often pithy and caricaturing manner: for example, of socialist wall paintings in the style of East German propaganda of the 50s with graffiti works of the 80s.

This edition was made in the context of Texte zur Kunst’s anniversary edition, and was also used as the cover of magazine no. 50. Here McKenzie refers to the "ligne claire" of a cartoon drawing, using only black outlines without hatchings, and combines the conflicting currents of the art of the fifties – gestural abstraction and sparse figuration – into one image.

about Lucy Mckenzie

°1977, Glasgow (UK) – lives and works in Brussels (BE)

Lucy McKenzie approaches subjects of social and historical engagement, drawing inspiration from 20th-century avant-garde painting, fashion history, decorative arts, music, literature and popular culture. Another important part of her extended oeuvre is her scale models of iconic architectural structures, synthesizing existing architectural design elements.

Lucy McKenzie has had numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; MoMA (Projects), New York;; and Tate Britain, London. Her work has also been shown in several group exhibitions, such as Painting Now: Five Contemporary Artists at Tate Britain; Drawing Now at Albertina, Vienna & S.M.A.K., Ghent; and she exhibited at venues such as Tate Modern, London; MoMA, New York; and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. She participated at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003.

Her work is present in many important public collections, including MoMA, New York; Tate Collection, London; and MOCA, Los Angeles.

Lucy McKenzie is represented by the following galleries;
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Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels

Galerie Buchholz, Cologne / Berlin / New York

Cabinet, London

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