About the Work
McLeod extended his repertoire of painting techniques, allowing the surfaces to pucker and tear, juxtaposing thick impasto with semi-translucent glazes, compressing onto a relatively small surface the encrustations and secretions of the human body. Colour use, as exuberant and perverse as ever, took on a radiant intensity at this scale, strokes and lines laid down with the virtuosity of a juggler, oily rapeseed yellow over engorged plummy crimson, Torrent Bay teal next to sunburnt peeling pink." Marguerite Scaife, 1997, discussing McLeod's work from the late eighties and early nineties.
1830 x 1075mm
Rectangular image of multiple shapes including a yellow pyramid and grey ball with whirling lines spiralling downwards towards a bottle being poured into a goblet. Multi-coloured work.
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist, 1997
21 Jul 1997