Vivian Mac Gillavry (1991) lives and works in Amsterdam. 




I believe the artworld is a place where things do not have to be useful or make sense. Art can be a place where fact and fiction are intertwined.

I am fascinated by shape, systems and patterns. For example, branching patterns (tree roots, river deltas, nervous systems), human-built systems (climbing frames, construction sites, power lines), shadows, textures and anatomy. I am interested in the beauty in that which is often seen as inconspicuous, trivial or even abject.

I often combine sculpture, painting and drawing. My iron sculptures are created by what I call ‘intuitive welding’. I want to create a kind of world or landscape in which the viewer is encouraged to wonder or fantasize about the shapes and their meaning.



vivianmacgillavry@gmail.com