Alexander Mackenzie

AGMAs an artist, I am at least as interested in what is not seen and not heard, as in as what is seen. Over the years I continually come back to the simplicity of a single object, a still life, an invented still life as the portal to the whole, beyond the image. I have chosen painting as a place to share the transcendent. I believe that colour, movement within colour, an incidental mark, are the footprints of the spiritual. Whilst I could never be accused of being religious, I have been a lifelong friend of the numenous. My paintings are as close to me as my dearest friends and I share them with you as I might share a secret. They are deeply personal, full of fun and frenzy, and are the métier of intimacy as I understand it.

Group exhibitions:
2013 – Birmingham Institute of Art and Design Show
Birmingham, United Kingdom.
2012 – Open Studios, ‘Red’
Albion Rd, Edinburgh, Scotland.
2010 – The Gallery Nailsworth, ‘Gathering’
Nailsworth, Stroud, United Kingdom

Solo exhibitions:
2017 – Summerhall, ‘Invisible’
Edinburgh, Scotland
2013 – Palais de la Cour de Justice, ‘In the Family of Things’
2009 – The Gallery Nailsworth, ‘Eclipse’
Nailsworth, Stroud, United Kingdom
2004 – Ruskin Gallery, Nailsworth, ‘Still Life’
Stroud, United Kingdom