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Sam MacInnes is a London-based artist originally from Glasgow. Dealing with the topics of nostalgia, British drinking culture, cartoon characters and memories from childhood, MacInnes presents his experience of the contemporary world through ‘The Dude Zone’ - a satirical cartoon universe of animals playing the main characters in the world of a young artist in London.
In the exhibition SAM’S GARAGE, MacInnes showcases the paintings created in his parents’ garage during the pandemic in 2021. Surrounded by his toys, cartoon characters and elements from his childhood that dictated everything about the fantasy worlds he had formed as a kid, he created a series of paintings in which he combined both of the worlds that are present in his everyday conscious mind. His art is autobiographical; naïve and authentic, childish and serious.
In SAM’S GARAGE, MacInnes creates his own form of escapism, implementing cartoons and animal characters into his works and promoting them to the symbols of a man’s vulnerability. Once the animal characters are portrayed in their mutated form, and corrupted by the cruel realities of his everyday life, childhood and adulthood are concurrently united and separated.
You are invited to the art exhibition private view on 5th May 2022 6 pm – 10 pm at Stour Gallery on 258 Kingsland Road, London. The exhibition will be running from 5th till 28th May 2022. Stour Gallery on 258 Kingsland Road is open daily from 9 AM – 5 PM.
Sam MacInnes (b.1997) is a Scottish contemporary artist who deals with the lived environment he finds himself in. Through adapting his experiences and inspirations he creates for himself a world which is then translated onto paper and canvas.
Through breathing life into his merry cast of characters he creates an imagined world of boys behaving badly, debauchery and at times an honest vulnerability that is rarely seen in young men. His work is bright, energetic and brash, with an underlying charm that is impossible not to enjoy, much like the artist himself…
258 Kingsland Road, London, E84DG, England, United Kingdom