In paintings by Hollie McKenzie historical and contemporary imagery collide. Simultaneously historical, surreal and contemporary, her paintings speak to the way in which virtual reality mediates our world. By using her young daughter as a sitter, the artists intends to highlight uncertainty in the face of potential futures.
The artist indicates that the application of paint is heavily influenced by the Rococo, in terms of light and a feeling of both delicacy and flamboyancy. While only in the early stages her career, Hollie exhibits an established understanding of oil paint and an aesthetic that could easily be situated alongside that of well known LA based Pop Surrealist artist such as Mark Ryden Marion Peck and Alex Gross.
Based in Whian Whian NSW, Hollie McKenzie has been placed as a finalist in national art prizes and is currently showing with Thomgallery.