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ART PROJECTS IBIZA William Mackinnon, Phoenix Opening October 22, 2019 - 18:00


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Art Projects Ibiza is a project space located in Ibiza, Spain working in tandem with private art collection, Lune Rouge






Art Projects Ibiza + Lune Rouge


 Art Projects Ibiza is a project space located in Ibiza, Spain working in tandem with private art collection, Lune Rouge. The spaces have a year-round program facilitating two exhibitions annually. Winter shows are dedicated to a curated selection of works the Lune Rouge collection and in summer, both spaces collaboratively invite a collection artist to make a specific project for the island, in cooperation with the artist's gallery.


The philanthropic mission of Art Projects Ibiza and Lune Rouge is to contribute culturally to the island through a pioneering program of exhibitions with both established and emerging artists. The intersecting organizations are interested in developing a rigorous educational schedule of events for Ibiza's residents while simultaneously becoming a cornerstone for international art in Spain. Different activities related to the exhibitions are initiated throughout the year, remaining open to the public with the exception of noted holidays.


William Mackinnon, Phoenix


Opening October 22, 2019 - 18:00


 






William Mackinnon's paintings sit at the intersection between reality and imagination, what he physically perceives and what he concocts in his mind. He explores the possibilities of painting through what is often a fantastical representation of the environment around him: whether it be a roadscape, landscape, or dreamscape. Through his practice, William seeks to convey what it's like to live in the modern world. 


 


For his first solo exhibition in a European collection, Mackinnon draws on formative experiences living in remote indigenous communities in central Australia and the Kimberley; his paintings are deeply personal, shifting and changing based on his own life experiences.


 


Born in Melbourne in 1978, William Mackinnon currently lives and works in Ibiza. Mackinnon completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne in 2000, a Postgraduate Diploma at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, in 2006 and a Master of Visual Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, in 2008. He has held solo exhibitions for over two decades in Australia and overseas.