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Ian Mackie - "African Renaissance"

"African Renaissance"

African Renaissance
Other, US$ 1,127
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African Renaissance

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W: 900mm x H: 350mm x D: 50mm
W: 35" x H: 14" x D: 2"

Approx. Weight: 1.5kg

This work is unframed

Price

US$ 1,127 SOLD

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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.

The African Renaissance is suppose to strive for peace, but for example, Liberia is at the heart of West Africa's turmoil with its roaming warlords fighting it out with the government army. As with any war its the innocent people that are killed, suffer and are displaced. It is the outcome of war, the violence and misery.

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About Ian

Ian Mackie

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.

Latest Work
In May this year Iziko Museums hosted a "Picasso in Africa" exhibition in Cape Town. After viewing the master's works, I was deeply aware of how child-like and simple colours can become, and just how powerful such images can be. This, together with the humour of street life in Observatory, have inspired my latest works.

Price Range

US$ 347-1,596

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Exhibitions

Ian has exhibited in London and Cape Town and has sold works to buyers from the United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa and the US.

Education

Studied art at the East London Technical College

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