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Jim McKenzie’s Lost Magic … is Magic

New York based artist Jim McKenzie brought his expertise and "magic" to his latest show in Santa Monica's Copro Gallery this weekend during his show "Lost Magic". The show featured a majority of sculpted pieces

New York based artist Jim McKenzie brought his expertise and “magic” to his latest show in Santa Monica’s Copro Gallery this weekend during his show “Lost Magic”. The show featured a majority of sculpted pieces featuring whimsical characters that you might find in a wonderland. From Jim’s famous King Gordo sculpture to his newest Scarecrow creation the show highlighted the artist’s amazing ability to sculpt and paint life-like characters the likes of which you won’t find anywhere else. When asked where the characters originated the artist said that they are based on his favorite tales with a small twist.

McKenzie has directed commercials for clients such as National Geographics, Capital One, H&R Block, and has recently helped in the creation of Xifaxan’s mascot, Gut Guy, who made his Super Bowl debut early this February. His sculptures and paintings often depict surrealist wonderlands occupied by highly saturated characters. He works as a commercial director, designer and animator at Aardman Nathan Love as well as a professor at School of Visual Arts.

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