Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Landscapes





Taking a look at the work of Dom McKenzie at the Gallery At St Martins in Lincoln last Sunday. All week the small arts venue, which regularly supports emerging and established artists, played host to the Landscape exhibition- An assemblage of Dom's portraits of recognisable city sights. The white walls had come alive with his distinctive bold illustrations, the frames like windows opening out across the world.

We tend to take landscapes for granted. Sometimes we fail to notice the beauty of a sunset, how the golden light reflects on the top of trees and buildings or the surroundings become rose-tinted as though looked at through a pair of retro sunglasses. At night, the reflection of the city lights dancing brightly on passing rivers can get lost amongst the nearby clubs and we fail to observe how picturesque it is. But, with Dom, this has been noticed and the appearance has been exaggerated to look even more striking.

New York looked playful, Florence looked romantic and Budapest looked cheerfully tranquil. 

Things to know about Dom McKenzie: Graduating from Cambridge School of Art in 2011, his illustrations now regular feature in the likes of The Guardian, New York Times and WIRED. If you're interested in the past, he recreates an event from every day in a year in a series entitled 'This Day Illustrated'. It's available in book form, as is a cartoon called 'Paradise Lost?' about a businessman who gets washed up on a desert island.
You can find his work on his Instagram and in his online store



2 comments:

  1. He has captured the landscapes perfectly, I love the look of his work!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  2. Dom McKenzie's work is stunning no matter what landscape! It's so beautiful and so unique <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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