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Honest I Do


Ranald Macdonald
78 x 41 cm
pigment, gesso, and chalk pastel on paper


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Ranald Macdonald (b. 1994) graduated with first class honours from City and Guilds Of London Art School in 2020, and The Royal Drawing School’s ‘Drawing Year’ in 2022. Recent shows incl. ‘Split Open’, Split Gallery, London, (2022), ’Wish Lush’, Kravitz Contemporary/Bricks Gallery, London (2022).

"The works I’m including in the show are part of an ongoing series of images focusing on dogs in parks and cats in domestic spaces. I use combinations of studies from life, memories, and visual references from Rafael to Pixar to make these works. I see them as. representations of the fuzzy boundary we construct between ourselves and what we think of as ‘nature’, and the ways art and images might function in this dynamic. Focusing on how these ideas can extend into the materials I use has led me to work with pigments that come from repurposed waste products from London (often parks) collected by artist Lucy Mayes, and to work on found wooden boards and recycled paper. Ultimately, I find everyday moments totally mysterious and through the use of colour, light, form, and movement I want to translate that feeling into my images and make something that I believe is part of 'nature', and just as mysterious."

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