Aby Mackie wall hangings,

1-2am Between Chaos & Order 5 & 6, Aby Mackie
gilded gold lead decontructed and reconfigured antique textiles, 72" x 24" each, 2022

Chaos & Order 5 & 6, Detail

1-2am Between Chaos & Order 5 & 6, Aby Mackie
gilded gold lead decontructed and reconfigured antique textiles, 72" x 24" each, 2022

Selected exhibitions: 

Galeria Paella, Barcelona, Spain (one-person exhibition); Doble Zeroo, Barcelona, Spain (one-person exhibition). Publications: "Upcycling Textile Art with Aby Mackie,” FrikiFish, 2017; “Review,” ARTSeries, Biennial Edition, 2017.

Statement:

Aby Mackie is a Barcelona-based artist whose wall-based sculptures are unified through a materials-led methodology combining storytelling and social commentary. Recurring themes can be identified as materialism, consumerism, value and memory. Each series investigates the interconnectedness of these themes through the language of materials. Her work involves reconstructing old and used textiles — cutting, painting, stitching, weaving and gilding them. A rich mix of influences can be seen in Mackie’s work in terms of concept (the found object sculpture of Picasso, Miro, Tapies, Grau-Garriga), techniques and materials (Anatsui) and subject matter and aesthetic sense (Basquiat, Schwarz), inviting the viewer to create their own connections and interpretations and encouraging a personal storytelling through materiality.

Publications featuring this artist

Catalog #50
Allies for Art:
Work from NATO-related countries
from the Anne and Jacques Baruch Collection
available Oct 8th