Hollie McKenzie’s bold iconographic oil paintings are a carefully directed collision of historical and contemporary imagery. Her layering of complex metaphors probe the realms of religious sanctity and digital reality and enable her to construct scenes that are as beautiful as they are confronting. Hollie has been accepted to participate in the 2021 Florence Biennale based on her technical virtuosity and assured Neo Rococo style. Using her daughter as her muse, Hollie describes her work as, “a tense imagination about the future for children in an increasingly compromised world”. Daringly beautiful, Hollie’s work may well be a playful yet sinister mirror of reality.