Starting last week EB&Flow brings to London some new works by Threadneedle Prize 2011 Visitor’s Choice Winner: Nicholas McLeod. McLeod’s meticulously painted sinister landscapes of abandoned places, wastelands and crime scenes employ a sense of power and energy…
Quotidian settings that become threatening after a great mix of acrylics and a later application of oils to create visual tension as the image distorts and destabilises. McLeod tries to investigate the tension we perceive from fictional scenes that indicate that some event has taken place, or is just about to, but nothing is explicitly revealed.
Horror movie settings filled with abandoned clapboard houses, disused water parks or remote farms…. a general atmosphere of darkness and unease is apparent although not prescribed. Works created using source material gathered from films, documentaries and the internet as part of McLeod’s ongoing documentation of contrastingly banal yet ominous crime scene images.
Badlands is the exhibition now taking place until February 3rd @ London’s EB&Flow, and a perfect combination to those many other monsters occupying art galleries this Christmas. Enjoy!