Mackenzie Robert Nix
Our selected November 2017 resident in Yaqoot, an architect from Australia
Our selected December 2017 resident in Yaqoot, a painter from Australia
My practice is predominately based around painting, but it also expands into other fields including performative film and sculptural works. I am interested in using film works alongside painting as the alternation in temporalities allow some aspects of the paintings to be fleshed out further in film, in another manner. Currently, my interests lie in constructing a dialogue around the use of language to bring forms into being. I am interested in both a departure from and a return to that acts within the work as a cyclical form. I want to make works which are awkward, disrupting the logics of pictorial space; humourful, hesitant yet confident. I often employ allegory to build up narrative scenes which delve into ideology and construct that within forms of ingestion and digestion- the bodily.