Design For Abstract Currency

MacKinven, Alastair
Alastair Mackinven works as a performance artist, sculptor and painter and uses his work to question and review art world myths. His work examines the idealised conceptions of the art world together with questioning the role of the artist and how galleries display work. Mackinven's post credit crunch series of abstract canvases Abstract Capitalist Realism continue these themes addressing, more specifically, issues between the art world and the economy. In these works Mackinven borrows graphic patterns from data protection envelopes, pay slips, gas and water bills, and then collages on to them further enlarged and intensely coloured abstract shapes and prints. Mackinven describes them as ''paying for your life.''
  • Artwork Details: 46 x 31cm
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  • Material description: ink on newsprint
  • Credit line: © the artist and HOTEL, London
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  • Medium: Drawing
  • Accession number: ACC4/2010



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