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Dougal Mckenzie

(1968 )
dougal mckenzie Dis-economies Of Scale (they Pretend To Pay Us, And We Pretend To Work)
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Dougal Mckenzie - Dis-economies Of Scale (they Pretend To Pay Us, And We Pretend To Work)

Dougal Mckenzie - Dis-economies Of Scale (they Pretend To Pay Us, And We Pretend To Work)

Original 2006


Lot number: 78
DOUGAL MCKENZIE B. 1968 DIS-ECONOMIES OF SCALE (THEY PRETEND TO PAY US, AND WE PRETEND TO WORK) 140 by 140cm.; 55 by 55in. signed, titled and dated Dec. 2006 on the reverse Inspired by a recent interest in the history of the former Eastern Bloc, the imagery of the present work was taken from photographs which the artist's grandparents took on holiday in the USSR and Romania in the early 70s. The use of the vintage images within a contemporary context establishes a visual dialogue and narrative between past history and present reality. The organisational format of the 'circle within the square' also reminds the viewer of the peripheral vision with which we often view the world and invites the viewer to question the traditional rectilinear format of both photographs and paintings. Born in Edinburgh, McKenzie studied at the Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen and the University of Ulster, Belfast. He has had solo shows at galleries such as the Compass Gallery, Glasgow; the Hunt Museum, Limerick and the Ashford Galleries, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin. In 2004, he was awarded the prestigious John Moore's Painting Prize in Liverpool.
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