Paintings of Abandoned Houses as Dollhouse Cutaways

Scottish artist Andrew McIntosh (aka Mackie), who we discovered on Faith is Torment, conceived of his abandoned homes as dollhouse cutaway paintings after his son received a set of miniature toys as a gift.

The artworks evolved over time, offering McIntosh a space to explore color and mood. His dilapidated structures are set against isolated landscapes — a striking contrast to the monochromatic slices of imaginary life contained within, furnished with playthings and surreal scenes of collections. Francis Bacon’s paintings and Jeff Koons’ balloon dog make appearances.

McIntosh’s paintings become fragmentary cultural and psychological spaces, a surreal art historical timeline, and a reflection of our identities and dreams for the future.