Temporary Land

The Drawings of Tjibbe Hooghiemstra and Andrew Mackenzie

TJIBBE HOOGHIEMSTRA lives and works in the Netherlands and in Ireland. His work has been exhibited worldwide. Outside Europe, he is represented in New York by Freight+Volume Gallery, and in Tokyo he is represented by Yanagisawa Gallery. His work was exhibited on several international art fairs, including FIAC Paris, Art Forum Berlin, Scope Los Angeles and ART Basel. His work is included in several private and public collections, amongst which, in the Netherlands, are the Teylers museum in Haarlem, the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

 ANDREW MACKENZIE is a painter whose work mines a territory between pure abstraction and representation. His work responds to the landscape and overtly acknowledges the constructs through which it is seen. Now based in the Borders, he is represented by the Sarah Myerscough Gallery in London. His work has also been included in several important international group exhibitions. He has shown his work widely in the UK and abroad, has received several research and development awards, and has work in many collections, including The Fleming Collection. 

Exhibition will bring together the drawings of Dutch (Frisian) artist, Tjibbe Hooghiemstra and Scottish artist Andrew Mackenzie. While the artists are very different, their work shares commonalities: both employ a structured interference in their picture planes, both are drawn to close modulations of tone and the densely melancholic atmospheres. These are images of places created in the studio and so exist first as attempts to articulate rather than depict. 

Drawings, as part of a working process,  tend less towards resolution. They are inherently experimental or exploratory in nature and disclose the mechanics of the artists methodology. They offer an insight in to the creative processes. In showing the drawings of these two artists together the aim is to allow dialogue between their individual approaches to the meaning and articulation of place.



Tjibbe Hooghiemstra / pastel,oil pastel and charcoal on paper. 27 x 54,5 cm

Tjibbe Hooghiemstra / oil pastel, indian ink, pastel and collagel on paper, 34,5 x 26,5 cm

Tjibbe Hooghiemstra / collage, pastel and oil pastel on paper, 34,5 x 27,5 cm

Tjibbe Hooghiemstra / felt pen, charcoal, collage and oil pastel on paper, 19,5 x 28 cm


Andrew Mackenzie / surface experiment 19 / 2017

Andrew Mackenzie / surface experiment 33 / 2017

Andrew Mackenzie / surface experiment 41 / 2017

Andrew Mackenzie / surface experiment 14 / 2017