Euan Macleod

Euan Macleod produces dark, expressive painting. His heavily textured surfaces are literally scraped, the gritty oil paint smeared across the canvas. These are tough masculine paintings. Out of muted colours, Macleod shapes people and landscapes. A looming figure with long limbs often divides the picture. A vertiginous cliff is sometimes delineated by a rough, raw brushstroke.

Macleod's work can be seen as part of an international return to figurative expressionism. His work exhibits an interest in memory and subjective experience. The gestural marks on the canvas speak of emotion and physical labour. There is a brutal honesty to the work which at times can be quite confronting.

Macleod was the winner of the prestigious Archibald Prize for portraiture in 1999. His paintings and drawings feature in prominent public and private collections throughout Australia and overseas including the National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Chartwell Collection, New Zealand.

Originally from New Zealand, Euan lives and works in Sydney.  

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Euan Macleod Colossus, 2013, oil on polyester, 180 x 137cm, 15810

Colossus, 2013
oil on polyester
180 x 137cm
15810
 

Selected Stock

Euan Macleod
Sphinx (tourists), 2015
oil on polyester
137 x 180cm
17600

Euan Macleod
Car against min, Broken Hill, 2014
oil on polyester
53 x 66cm
17240

Euan Macleod
Little Oneroa, 2014
oil on polyester
101.5 x 122cm
17248

Euan Macleod
Grey smoking landscape, 2013
oil on polyester
56 x 76cm
15815

Euan Macleod
River Crossing, 2012
oil on canvas
56 x 76cm
15503

Euan Macleod
Walking under water, 2012
oil on polyester
120 x 84cm
16049

Euan Macleod
Boatman/ice wall with cracks, 2010 - 2011
oil on canvas
56 x 76cm
14264

Euan Macleod
Striding figure across seascapes, 1997
oil on canvas
180 x 150cm
16880V

This is a selection only, for further information contact the gallery.