Alastair Mackie (b.1977, Cornwall) explores the boundaries of the conventional limits between nature and culture using sculptural interventions. Mackie uses natural materials to expose the clichés still hampering our understanding of the relationship between man and the natural world. He grew up in the wilds of Cornwall, studied and practiced in London then returned again to live and work in Cornwall. These two worlds undoubtedly contribute to his perspective and frame his conceptual approach to working with these materials.
Mackie studied at Camberwell College of Art (1997) and City and Guilds London School (2000). His works have been included in exhibitions at the Saatchi Gallery – London, the Wallace Collection – London, The Olbricht Collection - Berlin, Sidney Cooper Gallery - Canterbury and the Reykjavik Art Museum. In 2009 he was commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society to make an out door sculpture for the Economist Plaza in St. James’ – London. His work is held in collections including: the Saatchi Collection – London, Olbricht Collection – Berlin, the Salsali Private Museum – Dubai, the Wellcome Trust Collection – London, the Museum of Art and Design – New York.