FRONTRUNNER Meets Alastair Mackinven

When I first saw Alastair Mackinven's work, I had no idea that it would, eventually, lead to a nearly two-hour discussion crossing topics such as colour theory, music theory...and Jerry Lee Lewis. As a visual artist, Mackinven is fairly clear on his objectives and what he is not aiming for in building his work. His appreciation for non-narrative, negative spaces are translated in real-time onto his canvases, free from the constraints of digestible rhetoric or concrete description.

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