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Ian Mackie - "African Renaissance"
Sorry but this work has already been sold. may be willing to undertake a commission.
W: 900mm x H: 350mm x D: 50mm
Approx. Weight: 1.5kg
This work is unframed
US$ 1,127 SOLD
About "African Renaissance"
The symbolic combination of bones and bandages constructed into an AK 47 machine gun epitomizes the many civil wars and casualties on the African continent. The contrast of bones mounted on a dirty rusty piece of metal resembles death and desolation left after skirmishes. Ribs are constructed into a magazine, a thighbone becomes a barrel and smaller bones make up the mechanical parts. The African Renaissance casualty is further enhanced by the use of pieces of rusty metal into the bones symbolizing the rot.
Ian Mackie was born in 1967. He studied Graphic Design at East London Technicon. Ian paints in a variety of mixed media ranging from oils and charcoal to working on rusted metal sheets. His "Afrocentric" style is a unique and varied mixture, influenced by African myth, social commentary, animals, icons and landscapes.
Ian has exhibited in London and Cape Town and has sold works to buyers from the United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa and the US.
Studied art at the East London Technical College
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