Contemporary artist Bruce McLean makes his own rules - he has done ever since the 1960s, when he blazed the trail of British conceptual art with his distinctive brand of abstraction.
Shades of Grey - Light Blue proves that McLean is still at the top of his game. This limited edition silkscreen print draws on his earlier series, Dream Garden Monotypes, released in 2017.
Here, almost every trace of realism is swapped for violent abstraction: hard black lines are scribbled over a background of soft, dove-grey. Colourful elements cluster in: haphazard blocks of tangerine, sky-blue, and soft pink, and a single green palm-frond - the last survivor of the figurative garden. Visually striking, Shades of Grey - Light Blue is contemporary art from one of the country's most esteemed artists.
From a limited edition of just 75, the piece is hand signed by McLean himself - a blink-and-you'll-miss-it collector's item for anyone with a love of high-quality, contemporary printmaking.
Size (cm): 97 x 114
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Medium: Silkscreen, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 75
Size (cm): 97 x 114
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About the artist
A leading figure in the development of 1960s Conceptual Art, Bruce McLean is regarded as one of the major players in contemporary British art. Rebellious and pioneering, McLean helped break down the rigid formalism of visual art, loosening traditional forms into abstraction and paving the way for Pop aesthetics.
McLean began his career making sculptures from rubbish and debris, abandoning conventional art to develop a satirical commentary that mocked the pomposity of the art world and its long-established forms.
He works across a range of media, including sculpture, film, photography, printmaking, drawing and live work, which continues to be exhibited in private and public collections around the world.