William Mackinnon: Farewell Transmission

Pop-Up Exhibition, Blanc International Contemporary Art Space, Beijing
23 October - 27 November 2021
Interweaving personal and cultural histories, his work absorbs the intensity of our present circumstances and ultimately seeks to convey how it feels to be alive in the world today.

Simon Lee Gallery is pleased to present Farewell Transmission, an exhibition of new and recent paintings by Australian artist William Mackinnon as part of Blanc Art Space’s inaugural pop-up project in Beijing’s Shunyi District. This will be the artist’s first solo show in China. Mackinnon’s landscape paintings portray the world he inhabits with ebullience, wonder and whispers. Mackinnon combines the real and the imaginary to transform everyday experiences from the mundane to an enigmatic other. The artist draws on personal experiences and familiar landscapes in his paintings, which oscillate from richly detailed figurations to expressive near-abstractions, and that dwell in the space between the familiar and the unknown.

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