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Alex McLeod

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Works in


Representing galleries

sculpture, digital, photography, surrealism, landscape, realism, installation, mixed-media


Alex McLeod constructs hyperrealistic 3D environments filled with crystalline mountains, fiery lakes, and rotund clouds, all rendered in a sickly sweet and gooey candy-colored palette.  Recalling the wide-open vistas of Romantic landscape painting while at the same time staging otherworldly dystopias, McLeod’s CGI prints act as hybrid spaces that imply an almost infinite recombination of the past and present, the real and virtual.  Beneath their seductively polished surfaces, of glimmering fortresses and floating geometric abstractions, lies a haunting stillness that comes forth in the aftermath of cataclysmic events.  The cause of destruction remains unknown in these depopulated spaces -there are no people in these images, however much human traces remain in the rickety railways and empty fortresses.  And yet, from the twilight of devastation shown in these strange dioramas lies possibilities for hope and rebirth in our own digital milieu through the artist’s new approaches to concepts as varied as ecological responsibility and the shared intersections between photography and painting.

Recent Exhibits

Alex McLeod participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2014 Glam North: Doris McCarthy and Her New Contemporaries
Doris McCarthy Gallery
Jan, 2014 GRID SYSTEMS: Gifts by Artists 2013/14
Art Metropole
Nov, 2013 The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale
Paradise Hills Gallery
Oct, 2013 You Cannot Kill What Is Already Dead
Doris McCarthy Gallery
Apr, 2013 OUTWORLD
Angell Gallery
Nov, 2012 Brave New Worlds
Museum London
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