New York-based Artist Wendell mc Shine
Stitching together illusive dreams, memories and city observations into a visual code of enigmatic imagery, McShine´s murals, installations, drawings, animations, and canvases disclose multilevel narratives that haunt the mind and provoke intimacy into self.
His group and solo shows span Europe, China, Mexico and the United States: Kunsthal Kade Museum, NL (¨Who´s More Sci-Fi Than Us¨), Liverpool Biennial, UK (“Art Connect- Liverpool”), Real Art Ways, USA (¨Rockstone & Bootheel¨), Museum Of Modern Art, MEX (“Art Auction Mexico Vivo¨), Museo De Bellas Artes, VEN (“In The Kingdom Of Dreams”).
Published in Contemporary Art Books by Gestalten Press Germany ¨Walls & Frames: Fine Art from the Streets¨ and ¨Nuevo Mundo: Latin American Street Art¨. He has Lectured at Royal College of Arts, UK. Recipient of the BELLE Foundation Grant, USA. Recipient of the Liverpool artist in residency at the BLUECOAT, UK. Awarded the prestigious Reuters News foundation fellowship award, UK. Funded by Atlantic LNG, T&T for his ongoing community art project “Art Connect”. His animations have been awarded and screened in several international film festivals such as Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival and Portobello Film Festival, UK. Presented at TEDx Youth Facebook Headquarters, US. Wendell Mc Shine comes by way of Trinidad and Tobago, lived in Mexico City for a number of years, and now resides in the United States.
Artist Statement :
My work is derived from an intrinsic dialogue between mythologies and the everyday life. My practice utilizes and combines materials such as plastics, fabric, resin, paper, wood, paints for its forms. The aim is to provoke an ongoing critique that propels both the materials and images into reflective ways of experiencing worlds in and around us.