Rack of Lamb, 2017 - private collection
Robert McNally draws, living deeply inside hiw work while producing it. Using graphite and sometimes watercolor, he creates a series of individual pieces that are inter-related through narrative, repeating characters and symbols, and by the fact that they came from his hand. It is a single body of work that grows over time, with its own intrinsic fabricated pseudo-historical content, in addition to the embedded historical content, which is itself an important theme.
Known for his drawings on ultra black material or, more recently, on 1200grs heavy paper, McNally tries to depict and deal with humanity in context to the world as it is, rather than how people want it to be. Hence a representation of the world that is degenerate and chaotic and has no easy answers.