Tique asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: William Mackrell.
Lives in London
How do you describe your own art practice?
I work out of performance, activating materials and surfaces that blur a sense of beauty with a sinister unraveling of thoughts that lay within the work. Within this fragile assemblage of language, I delve into sensations of absence, sexuality, waiting and rebirth.
Which question or theme is central in your work?
The Body, how we ingest and experience ourselves through images and the imagined.
What was your first experience with art?
Very small, going to the open vast landscape of Hampstead Heath in London with a sketchbook.
What is your greatest source of inspiration?
The overlooked and the disregarded.
What do you need in order to create your work?
Good light and peaceful tranquil space.
What work or artist has most recently surprised you?
Eva Jospin’s Forêt Palatine in ‘Among the Trees’ at the Hayward Gallery earlier this year.