Sound Tracking towards the Masterwork

1979

McLean, Bruce
Since his student days, Bruce McLean has used humour to satirise social issues and what he perceives as pretensions of the art world. Initially a performance artist, from the late 1970s he began to produce paintings in which he wittily explored simmilar concerns. Working with great fluidity, he seems to relish the absurdity of the situations in which the figures find themselves.
  • Artwork Details: 136 x 179.5cm
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  • Material description: acrylic and oil pastel on paper
  • Credit line: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © Bruce McLean. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2015.
  • Theme: Abstract
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: AC 2064

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