Aaron's artwork combines a childlike fixation on funny creatures and odd hybrids with a peculiar, nightmarish monumentalism. Bold colors and watercolored, colorblock backgrounds frame the pieces, while fairytale-ish spotlights illuminate key players. But the key is the absolute believability of McKinney’s completely fantastical, fabricated reality. Whatever the assignment, his work is always highly original and strikingly recognizable. His drawings force a sweeping pocket of strangely comforting completion, an aesthetic brace that lets us refocus our attention, however temporarily.

Exhibition Experience:
2008 Distinction Gallery ~ Escondido, California
2008 Foundation One Gallery ~ Atlanta, Georgia
2008 The Alcove ~ Atlanta, Georgia
2007 1988 Gallery ~ Los Angeles, California
2007 BLVD Gallery ~ Seattle, Washington
2007 WindUp Gallery ~ Mesa, Arizona
2007 The Jem Gallery ~ Vancouver, British Columbia
2007 Distinction Gallery ~ Escondido, California
2005 Andenken Gallery ~ Denver, Colorado
2005 The Lab 101 Gallery ~ Los Angeles, California
2005 Receiver Gallery ~ San Francisco, California
2005 The Reed Space Gallery ~ New York, New York
2004 Community Centre for Media Arts ~ Ontario, Canada
2003 Star Dust Café ~ Orlando, Florida
2003 Oval Gallery ~ Orlando, Florida

Visit my personal website for more artwork: www.aaronmckinney.com
Visit this great group of artists: Sketch Motel

Aaron McKinney's favorite photos from other Flickr members (7)

  • tails by _roberthardgrave_
  • Cell Division: NOOOOOOOO! by alexeizm{alexei vella}
  • Room to breath ( TRU'N'DEED ) by Boss Logic
  • what we used to be  by Boss Logic
  • Evil Seed: Herbacide-Resistant Alfalfa by alexeizm{alexei vella}
  • Not So Macho, Ain't He? by alexeizm{alexei vella}
  • Fading Enclave by Aaron Nather

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    doug boehm says:

    "I've been a fan of Aaron's for several years. It's been exciting watching his work grow and develop. Aaron's illustrations make people think and communicate broad topics. His ink work is beautifully controlled chaos."

    December 1st, 2008

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    Alex DeSpain says:

    "good work"

    August 21st, 2008

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    glix says:

    "love your work mate, 'specially the darker stuff"

    May 31st, 2008

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    Louie Metz says:

    "Aaron Mckinney is a great artist; his work is totally interesting and entertaining,he is an alchemist creating strange hybrids to reveal the never before seen. Not only does he produce incredible images he is also adept at different mediums; Check out his brush ink line work ,awesome"

    May 14th, 2008

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    rosemarievictoria_artwork says:

    "hi..thanks...nice page..cool..smiles"

    May 11th, 2008

Aaron McKinney
October 2006
Great Yarmouth, England
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
I am:
Male and Taken
Artist / Illustrator