Euan Macleod

“The forces at work on the landscape are, for me, a metaphor for internal workings, what’s going on inside.” Euan Macleod, in Phip Murray, Art Collector, 2014 

“The drama of Macleod’s life is all in his work – in the increasingly complex play of symbols that simultaneously conceals and reveals his thoughts and feelings, and in the energetic application of paint to a flat surface” John McDonald, foreward for Gregory O’Brien, Euan Macleod: The Painter in the Painting, Piper Press, Sydney, 2010 

Euan Macleod is best known for his expressive landscapes in which figures, both real and imagined roam. Through his personal interpretation of the landscapes that he has observed, he touches upon universal concerns, regarding belonging and alienation; humanity and the environment; memory and experience. 

During his forty-year career Euan Macleod has exhibited extensively throughout Australia and overseas. Born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1956, Macleod completed a Certificate in Graphic Design at Christchurch Technical Institute between 1974 and 1975 and a Diploma of Fine Arts (Painting) at the Canterbury University, Christchurch, from 1977 to 1979. Macleod moved to Sydney in 1981, where he still lives and works. 

A number of survey exhibitions of Euan Macleod’s work have been held throughout Australia and New Zealand including, most recently: Euan Macleod – Painter, which travelled through New Zealand in 2017. Macleod won the Archibald Prize in 1999 and has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize twice (2019, 2018). He is the recipient of a number of prizes including: The King’s School Art Prize, Sydney (2011); Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane (2009 & 2000); Gallipoli Art Prize, Gallipoli Memorial Club, Sydney (2009); NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize (2008); Blake Prize (2006); The Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales (2001). Macleod has undertaken residencies throughout Australia and New Zealand as well as in Scotland and France. His work is held in all major public institutions within Australia as well as many overseas including Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA and many collections in New Zealand including Chartwell Collection, Auckland and Centre for Contemporary Art, Hamilton.

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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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