Angus McDonald

EscapeintoLife_AngusMcDonlad1Flowers and Heels, 2011, oil on linen, 65 x 75 cm.

Pitcher and Melon, 2009, oil on linen, 70 x 60 cm.

Love Death Cowhide, 2010 , oil on linen, 120 x 160 cm.

Two Apples,  2011, oil on panel, 32 x 38 cm.

Melon, 2010, oil on canvas, 60 x 70 cm.

Skulls and Melon, 2009, oil on linen, 61 x 61cm.

Melon and Shawl,  2010,  oil on linen, 90 x 120 cm.

Lily, oil on canvas, 2010, 40 x 30 cm.

Pear,  2010, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 cm.

Dreams, 2011, oil on linen, 75 x 135 cm.


About the Artist

With great concentration and ever burgeoning talent, McDonald paints the God of small things, working a sense of calm and intimacy into his art. The breadth of McDonald’s subject matter has imaginatively crept under his studio door. Consistent in his work however are the golden threads of quality and intimacy, threads that have defined McDonald’s oeuvre, and which he continues to cultivate.  -Michael Reid- The Australian

There is an obsessive presence to Angus McDonald’s still life paintings that goes well beyond reality. Such paintings unfold slowly; they de-accelerate at a time when the very essence of now is hype and speed. Ceramic glaze is depicted here seamlessly, around which the softness of drape caresses the form rather than arguing with it. These paintings have been imagined by an artist in search of universal truths and as such, they float away from time, period and place, offering illusionistic windows for contemplation. – Jeff Makim- The Herald Sun  (via Artworkshops Australia)

Angus McDonald’s Website

Angus Mc Donald at Tim Olsen Gallery

Angus McDonald at Rebecca Hossack

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