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Previous Exhibition - Bruce McLean

11th February to 7th March 2015
10.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday.

Featuring a collection of signed limited edition silkscreen monotypes, with hand painting and collaged elements inspired by his garden in Menorca where he spends part of his year. His earlier screenprints as well as his latest prints and collages will also be shown.

Bruce McLean is one of the major figures of contemporary British Art. Born in 1944 he studied at Glasgow School of Art (1961-63) and at St. Martin's in London (1963-66), where he was taught by Anthony Caro. McLean lead the development of Conceptual art in Britain in the 1960s, often working outside in the urban and suburban landscape. All his work brilliantly sent up the pompousness of the art world and mocked established art forms. He was given a one day retrospective at the Tate Gallery at the age of 27 (King for a Day, 1972).

After St. Martin's McLean went on to teach at numerous art schools including The Slade School of Fine Art, where he became Head of Graduate Painting (2002-2010).

His work is in private and public collections world-wide including the Saatchi Collection, Tate Gallery, Arts Council of Great Britain, Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Museum of Modern Art, Edinburgh. He has had numerous one man shows in both Europe and North America.

Now approaching his seventh decade McLean's energy, vision and work ethic remain undimmed. 2014 saw two major exhibitions exploring his work: 'Bruce McLean: Another Condition of Sculpture' at Leeds Art Gallery, and 'Bruce McLean: Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Film' at Firstsite in Colchester. Both shows included works spanning five decades.

He lives and works in west London.


Bruce McLean, Son Caragol 26 Bruce McLean, Son Caragol 28 Bruce McLean, Son Caragol 31
Bruce McLean
Son Caragol 26
Monotype
image: 1220mm X 1525mm
Bruce McLean
Son Caragol 28
Monotype
image: 1220mm X 1525mm
Bruce McLean
Son Caragol 31
Monotype
image: 1220mm X 1525mm
     
Bruce McLean, Agave Americana Bruce McLean, Black Mimosa Bruce McLean, Healing Garden
Bruce McLean
Agave Americana
Screenprint
image: 610mm X 610mm
Bruce McLean
Black Mimosa
Screenprint
image: 610mm X 610mm
Bruce McLean
Healing Garden
Screenprint
image: 585mm X 750mm
     
Bruce McLean, Pink Beach Towel Bruce McLean, Pink Cava Lilly Bruce McLean, Another Bad Night Out On Sausage Street
Bruce McLean
Pink Beach Towel
Screenprint
image: 508mm X 508mm
Bruce McLean
Pink Cava Lilly
Screenprint
image: 508mm X 508mm
Bruce McLean
Another Bad Night Out On Sausage Street
Screenprint
image: 480mm X 615mm
     
Bruce McLean, Designer Trees Bruce McLean, Pink Moda Bruce McLean, Black Mimosa
Bruce McLean
Designer Trees
Screenprint
image: 790mm X 583mm
Bruce McLean
Pink Moda
Screenprint
image: 790mm X 583mm
Bruce McLean
Tall Dutch Tulips
Screenprint
image: 790mm X 920mm
     
Bruce McLean, A Spot of Brown Windsor Soup Bruce McLean, There's a Sculpture in my Profiteroles Bruce McLean, Tulbaghia
Bruce McLean
A Spot of Brown Windsor Soup
Screenprint
image: 607mm X 607mm
Bruce McLean
There's a Sculpture in my Profiteroles
Screenprint
image: 607mm X 607mm
Bruce McLean
Tulbaghia
Screenprint
image: 790mm X 920mm
     
Bruce McLean, Olive on Onyx Bruce McLean, Cava on Concrete Bruce McLean, A Scone in a White Interior
Bruce McLean
Olive on Onyx
Screenprint
image: 410mm X 410mm
Bruce McLean
Cava on Concrete
Screenprint
image: 410mm X 410mm
Bruce McLean
A Scone in a White Interior
Screenprint
image: 360mm X 370mm
     
Bruce McLean, A Nouveau Niche Bruce McLean, A Ring Fenced Ferris Wheel Bruce McLean, An Overegged Pudding
Bruce McLean
A Nouveau Niche
Screenprint
image: 410mm X 410mm
Bruce McLean
A Ring Fenced Ferris Wheel
Screenprint
image: 410mm X 410mm
Bruce McLean
An Overegged Pudding
Screenprint
image: 410mm X 410mm
     
Bruce McLean, A Double Glazed Patio Door Bruce McLean, An Inappropriate Designer Desk Object Bruce McLean, A Three Point Turn
Bruce McLean
A Double Glazed Patio Door
Screenprint
image: 410mm X 410mm
Bruce McLean
An Inappropriate Designer Desk Object
Screenprint
image: 410mm X 410mm
Bruce McLean
A Three Point Turn
Screenprint
image: 410mm X 410mm
     
Bruce McLean, A Pre Crumpled Versace
Bruce McLean
A Pre Crumpled Versace
Screenprint
image: 410mm X 410mm
     




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