One of the biggest names in modern British art celebrates 30 years in the business this year

In the early 1990s, Mackenzie Thorpe set the art world alight and that flame is still burning as brightly as ever. A global art phenomenon, he has reached out across every conceivable boundary by drawing on the universal themes that unite us all – love and isolation, life and death, joy and sorrow, despair and hope.

Mackenzie is credited with changing the face of art publishing in the UK and he has created one of the most recognisable and acclaimed oeuvres in contemporary art. His journey from dyslexic child ostracised by his peers to international artist exhibiting worldwide has been both extraordinary and inspirational. Born into a working class family in Middlesbrough, struggling through school with an undiagnosed learning difficulty and doing manual work in the local shipyard by the age of 15, Mackenzie defied the expectations of society with a combination of pioneering style and unbridled passion.

2019 marks Mackenzie Thorpe’s 30th anniversary as a published artist. The new collection includes love and family-themed classics and paintings to celebrate his appointment as official artist for the Tour de Yorkshire 2019, showcasing his talent to a global audience. This extraordinary year of events includes a world tour during which Mackenzie will receive an honorary professorship from Seisa University in Japan and the unveiling of a new sculpture by the Transporter Bridge in his home town of Middlesbrough.

Call in to Longridge Gallery to view the full collection.

Longridge Gallery
78 Berry Lane, Longridge
Preston PR3 3WH
01772 782006



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