Chêne de Weekend

Artist:Lucy McKenzie
Year: 2009
Keyword:Artist Monograph, Arts and Crafts, Exhibition Catalogue, Painting, Paperback
Publisher:Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

“This book by Lucy McKenzie presents her work of the last three years in text and image. Her huge paintings illustrate interiors and reference interior design drafts from the 19th century. In these paintings, which are up to eight metres tall, she uses the historical technique of Trompe-loeil painting and exhibits them like pieces of theatre scenery in museums in Edinburgh, San Fransisco, New York and Cologne. In this book she explains the motivation behind her complex approach. This is complimented by two more written pieces: a fictional account of her time studying Trompeloeil painting at the Ecole van der Kelen (a traditional painting school in Brussels) and a homage to the fashion designer Beca Lipscombe, one of her collaborators in Atelier.” (Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König)
Cover design by Torsten Slama