Artists
William Mackinnon
King Lear, 2016-21 (Archive Image, Collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide)
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William Mackinnon (b. 1978, Melbourne) lives and works between Ibiza, the UK, and Australia. Mackinnon’s landscape paintings are what the artist calls ‘psychological landscapes’, drawing on personal experience of the world he inhabits. They are works of memory and discovery, of the familiar and the unknown – combining the real and the imaginary to transform everyday experiences from mundane to an enigmatic other. Guided by recurring motifs of the road with all its cracks and potholes; of headlights and reflecting street signs, Mackinnon’s work plays on oppositions – light and darkness; comfort and threat; that which is deeply personal, yet profoundly universal.

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Selected Artworks

William Mackinnon
Crossroads, 2019
acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen (diptych)
200 x 300cm
SoldAcquired by National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
William Mackinnon
Dry-docked/Stella, 2023
acrylic, oil, automotive enamel and glitter on linen (diptych)
200 x 300cm
William Mackinnon
Snakes and ladders (iii), 2020-23
acrylic, oil and automotive enamel on linen
130 x 160cm
William Mackinnon
The goal falls short of the reach, 2022-23
acrylic, oil, automotive enamel and glitter on linen
160 x 130cm
William Mackinnon
The black swan (ii), 2022-23
acrylic, oil, automotive enamel and glitter on linen
130 x 160cm
William Mackinnon
Modern family, 2022-23
acrylic, oil, automotive enamel and glitter on linen
110 x 90cm
William Mackinnon
I am beginning to see the light, 2022-23
acrylic, oil, automotive enamel and glitter on linen
110 x 90cm
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