David Mackintosh: The Curtain Preview • Blaenwelediad: Thu 28 April • 6pm • Iau 28 Ebrill Exhibition • Arddangosfa: Fri 29 April — Sun 19 June Gwe 29 Ebrill — Sul 19 Mehefin David Mackintosh’s disarmingly simple drawings are by turns naïve and macabre; mundane then exciting; graphically simple and yet expressively complex. Rendered in a limited palette of black, red, green and yellow gouache, the tone of his works is both intricate and elusive, their graphic presence sharing much of the language of cartoon or illustration. But there is something about the seemingly straightforward spontaneity of his marks — loaded as they are with salaciousness, humour and pathos — that suggests a further reading or intonates that the composition of the subject is anything but one-dimensional. Recently, the complexity of the drawings’ psychological landscapes has been matched with a formal expansion of the possibility of drawing beyond the limitations of the page. For Chapter, Mackintosh has created a number of new works that continue this expansion of his practice using animation, music and three-dimensional forms. David Mackintosh was born in Sunderland in 1966; he lives and works in Manchester. Recent solo presentations include Cornerhouse, Manchester (2010) and Spike Island, Bristol (2008) and he has exhibited in group shows at the Tegnebiennale, Norway (2010); Contemporary Art Society, London (2009) and Gallery Praxis Hagen, Berlin (2007). He has work in Collection Berge Madrid, Ernst & Young London and in private collections throughout Europe and America. David Mackintosh is represented by works|projects.
Opposite: Detail of installation at Works/Projects, Bristol, 2010. Above: The Edge of Things (detail), 2008. Gallery open: Tue — Sat 10-8pm; Sun 2-8pm. Closed Monday.