Ken Macklin

"To me, making art is both personal and universal. I draw much of my inspiration from nature and the world around me. I look to the forests, fields, and land that surround my studio for inspiration. I remember what Henri Matisse said: 'Try to view the world through the eyes of a child'."

Studies For A Bell Tower, 2019 - Steel, brass, wood, steel wool 147 x 218 x 64 cm

Canadian artist, Ken Macklin is renowned for large-scale, non-representational sculpture. His work conveys a specific artistic sensibility that has been characterized by an interest in space, balance, gravity and the complex clustering of shapes. His use of mixed media and his use of color have charted new territory for his art. In Macklin's sculpture, materials are used as language; as writing; as a personal narrative.

Through The Field Wonderful, 2018 - Steel, steel wool 137 x 95 x 66 cm
Clown Around, 2011 - Painted steel 196 x 348 x 193 cm
In Just Spring, 2018 - Steel, steel wool, branches 130 x 86 x 74 cm
Throwing The Switch, 2012 - Painted steel 132 x 168 x 99 cm

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