Grassie likes collecting and classifying, and series and sequences of any kind. Mrs & Mrs Makesack-Leitch's House is from a series of paintings of Scottish Houses in which he reduces art to a simple mechanical reproduction of the banal. Grassie mimics the bland 1950s postcard images of suburbia. The effect is a chilling look at the soulless environments of the second half of the twentieth century.
Oil on canvas
71 × 81.2 cm
© The Artist
Andrew Grassie, born 1966
Born in Edinburgh, Grassie went to London to study art. In 1984 he enrolled at St Martin's School of Art, going on to the Royal College of Art in 1988. He has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in London, Scotland, Belgium and Switzerland.