Title: Untitled (Figures Walking) Dated: Upper Right 26.10.88 Image Size: 60cm x 87cm Frame Size: 74cm x 102cm Art Condition: Excellent
Euan Macleod (1956-)
Euan Macleod was born in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1956 and moved to Sydney, Australia in 1981, where he continues to live and work.
He received a Certificate in Graphic Design from the Christchurch Technical Institute in 1975 and a Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting) from the University of Canterbury in 1979.
Macleod deals mostly with landscapes and the human presence within it. The lone, anonymous figure is a common symbol in his work that embodies both the artists self portrait and the "Everyman" or universal experience of emptiness, worthlessness and impotence.
He was been described as both an expressionist and a symbolist and his dense, textured and sculptural use of paint has become a consistent feature of his work.
Macleod is not limited when it comes to the landscapes he paints, feeling equally at home in the picturesque New Zealand countryside and the harsh and flat Australian outback and often painting a hybrid of both landscapes. As well as pursuing his art he is currently also teaching painting at the National Art School in Sydney.
Macleod won the Archibald Prize in 1999 with his painting titled Self portrait/head like a hole. He also won the Sulman Prize in 2001.
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