The Endangered, Can Art Save Them?
An International Art Exhibition
(November 7 through January 8, 2021)
David McKenzie is a Viet-Nam veteran, African American contemporary / conceptual abstract fine artist who lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. A native of New York City, his large bold and colorful paintings depict interesting moments in history, and images of multi-cultural society and Afrocentric communities from a global perspective. He explores the imagination potentiality with a wide range of shapes filled with organic sand, gold leaf oil paint, interference paints oil and acrylic colors. His complex two-dimensional framework and art system is the hallmark for creating one of a kind artwork.
McKenzie earned a BA in Communications and Creative Arts at S.U.N.Y at Old Westbury, L.I., N.Y (1975) Major/Minor in conceptual art, graphic and printing techniques.
David McKenzie inspiration as the artist began when he was employed by Shorewood Publishing art reproduction house in N.Y.C., N.Y. shipping lithographic reproductions to educational public schools, galleries, and art institutions.
His abstract yet organized forms reflect the 20th Century directions of abstract and modern art. He enjoys synchronizing his art with other forms of communication, particularly music. The vibes, tones and rhythms help him strengthen creative juices and his imagination.
McKenzie employs his expertise and skills as a fine artist, pre-press printing, screen printing specialist and photographer to create large bold paintings. Uniquely he incorporates his artwork oil / acrylics with 18kt assorted metallic oil-based garnishments to finalize an unmistakable signature in every artwork creation.
United States of America