Measuring Time

Robert McLeod, Artist

This is one of the drawings in our collection. It was made in New Zealand in 1990.
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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
mixed media
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.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist, 1997
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
21 Jul 1997



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