A self-proclaimed jack of all trades, Scottish-born Lucy McKenzie dabbles in many different fields, from fashion design and stage sets to sculpture and installation art. With regard to her interdisciplinary and multifaceted practice the artist has stated that "probably the biggest influence on my painting is my dilettantism".
Lucy McKenzie was classically trained as a commercial decorative painter in Brussels, specializing in the art… Read more
About the artwork
Cryptically described as "A shooting star musing on the secret of the unicorn after fierce encounter with a true riot girl", this piece by Lucy McKenzie irreverently scribbles over a portrait oddly reminiscent of Hergé's famous comic character Tintin in the manner that people would graffiti a poster in the underground, adding characteristic glasses and buckteeth. Notorious for tampering with the distinctions between genres and styles of depiction, McKenzie here merges cartoon, portraiture, and street intervention in a typically irreverent screenprint.