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

Selected Stock

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

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

Euan Macleod
Looking into the sea cave, 2016
oil on linen
25 x 35.5cm

Euan Macleod
Figures in cavern, 2014-19
oil on polyester
100 x 124cm

Euan Macleod
Walking on clouds, 2011
oil on canvas
150 x 180cm

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