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William Mackrell contemporary art available at Andipa Gallery.

William Mackrell studied BA Painting at Chelsea College of Art, London and is currently completing an MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London (2016).

“The epic and sublime are central to Mackrell’s practice. His desire to challenge and struggle against his own endurance creates an unraveling process, which becomes itself the content. By using repetitive strategies in his actions, he measures the physicality of his presence and considers how the extraordinary can stem from these accumulative endeavours. Venturing between the plausible and the absurd, he stretches metaphorical actions to breaking point. Often humour arises through his encounter with the absurd. He allows for the unexpected to enter into his work, rupturing the process to produce something new that can elevate the original intention. Mackrell questions language’s inability to document the progression of human existence, particularly how the organic struggles to mould with the mechanical.”
Graham Domke, Exhibitions Curator, Dundee Contemporary Arts Scotland.

Selected solo exhibitions include The Ryder, London (2015), MOCA London and Arts Gallery, London (2012). Selected group exhibitions; Pi Artworks, London, Jerwood Space, London, FOLD Gallery, London, Drawing Room, London (2015), Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, Pump House Gallery, London (2014), Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, A.P.T Gallery London (2013), Andipa Gallery (2013) Dundee Contemporary Arts Scotland (2012), Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts Melbourne and Two Rooms Gallery Auckland (2010).

In 2013 Mackrell was invited as artist in residence at Krinzinger Projekte Galerie Krinzinger Vienna. His works have been exhibited at Miami Art Basel (2015) and Frieze London with Galerie Krinzinger (2015), (2014) and (2013). His Performance videos were also selected for a solo presentation at ‘Plug In’ Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair (2013). William Mackrell was shortlisted for the International Emerging Artist Award (2014) and supported by the Arts Council, England for his performance Deux Chevaux (2014). He was awarded the Sculpture Shock Award 2015 and selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015. He recently presented a new site specific performance, Arrival with GenArt during Miami Basel Art Fair 2015.

Related links and recent projects:
http://www.theryderprojects.com/william-mackrell-deux-chevaux.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-34223494
http://artreview.com/news/news_23_july_2015_jerwood_drawing_prize_shortl...
http://www.foldgallery.com/exhibition/performa/
https://drawingroom.org.uk/drawingbiennial2015/drawing/back-of-someones-...
http://sculptureshock.rbs.org.uk/artists/william-mackrell

30 Nov 2015
William Mackrell partners with GENART for the performance of his live installation piece ‘ARRIVAL’ at Art Basel Miami 2015. The performance is scheduled for Wednesday, 2nd of December from 7 – 10 PM at the Mondrian South Beach Hotel in Miami, FL. William Mackrell was first introduced to ANDIPA as...
29 Mar 2015
William Mackrell has been selected to be apart of the Drawing Biennial 2015 exhibition and auction that runs from the 16th April to 30 April. This exhibition features over 200 works of art from established and emerging artists and it offers an insight into contemporary art of today. All the artists...
01 Mar 2015
William Mackrell is holding a solo exhibition Touch & Go at the Benington Gallery until the 2 April. This predominantly monochromatic exhibition is based around themes of time, sleep and restlessness. The space has been curated to interact physically and emotional with the viewer, were each...
12 Jan 2015
We are delighted to be exhibiting in London Art Fair. Where we will be showing stunning artworks by modern masters and contemporary artists such Francis Bacon, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Slinkachu to name a few. We will be in booth 48 next week from 21 - 25 January 2015 and we hope to see you...
11 Jan 2015
We are delighted to announce that William Mackrell has won the Ambulatory category of Sculpture Shock 2015. An award that encourages artists to explore site specific spatial interventions in non-traditional spaces outside the confines of the gallery. Were a part of the award is a three month...
13 Nov 2014
Screening of the video of Deux Chevaux was presented in the Chelsea Theatre’s auditorium on the 23rd November. This was an informal viewing, welcoming audiences to move in and out of the space during the screening. Afterwards there was a discussion between Dr. Jo Melvin and William Mackrell about...
15 Oct 2014
William Mackrell's new artwork entitled The Back of My Head was greeted with great success at Frieze London 2014. Boasting residences in Berlin and Vienna, Mackrell has exhibited around Britain, Australia, Dubai and was shortlisted for the Emerging International Artist Award. His work continues to...
26 Feb 2014
We are delighted that performance and installation artist William Mackrell was selected to present his latest work as part of the ART14 curated programme of performances. The live performance of the piece entitled 'Soprano for Route No. 141' took place at the art fair on Friday 28 February at 2pm....
02 Sep 2013
Andipa Contemporary, in collaboration with the Royal British Society of Sculptors, is proud to announce the winners of Spotlight 2013: Rebecca Newnham, William Mackrell and Janne Malmros. This programme provides a valuable platform for emerging and mid-career artists. The three categories of the...