1 edition of Bruce McLean found in the catalog.
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With an approach that is both provocative and probing, Bruce constantly seeks to challenge the traditions of art, frequently using satire to parody the inbuilt hierarchies of artistic customs. Or one of those wondrously playful artistic polymaths who have a practice that is in no way singular. His work seeks to challenge the concept of 'sculpture' and indeed of 'art' by creating work Bruce McLean questions establishment thinking, materials and methods of display.
At Saint Martin's, McLean studied with and. Bruce McLeanBorn: 1944 Bruce McLean is one of the major figures of contemporary British Art. Martin's in London 1963-66 where he was taught by Sir Anthony Caro, Phillip King, Bill Tucker, Isaac Witkin and Peter Atkins. Bruce McLean rebelled against what appeared to be the formalist academicism of his teachers, and he began making sculpture from rubbish and abandoned conventional art. McLean has produced paintings, sculptures, ceramics, prints, work with film, theatre and books.
Credit is Bruce McLean by Hitachi Personal Finance, a division of Hitachi Capital UK PLC; Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Mclean lives and works in London.
He studied at Glasgow School of Art and then at St Martin's School of Art. In 'Pose Work for Plinths I' 1971; London, Tatephotographs record a performance in which McLean appeared in a variety of different positions on plinths to parody the poses of Henry Moore's celebrated reclining figures. McLean's bold and confident approach to printmaking proved influential to his contemporaries and also to a generation of younger artists. McLean has participated in many major international exhibitions since the 1960s, highlights include: When Attitudes Become Form, Kunsthalle, Bern Bruce McLean ; Information, Museum of Modern Art, New York 1970 ; The British Avant Garde, New York Cultural Centre 1971 ; Documenta 6, Kassel 1977 ; Art in the Seventies, Venice Biennale 1980 ; A New Spirit in Painting, Royal Academy, London; Zeitgeist, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin 1982 ; Documenta 7, Museum Fredericianum, Kassel 1982 ; Thought and Action, Laforet Museum, Tokyo 1983 ; The Critical Eye, Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven 1984 ; Out of Actions; Between Performance and the Object, 1949-79, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles 1997 ; Bruce McLean and William Alsop, Two Chairs, Milton Keynes Gallery 2002 and Body and Void: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary Art, The Henry Moore Foundation, Hertfordshire 2014.
He is represented by Bernard Jacobson London and Tanya Leighton Gallery Berlin. The mark making and decoration could be compared to Picasso. Bruce McLean Bruce McLean is one of the major figures of contemporary British Art. McLean's work is in private and public collections around the world. McLean was awarded the John Moores prize for painting in 1985. 30 December 2007 at Bruce McLean The luminous colours Bruce McLean organic shapes of trees and plants have echoes of the wonderful and pop art sensibilities.
British Painter, Sculptor and Printmaker Bruce McLean is one of the major figures of contemporary British Art.
These silkscreen prints have painted areas, collaged elements and part glazed surfaces.
Over the course of his career, Bruce has won a number of prestigious awards, including the John Moores Painting Prize in 1985, the Sainsbury Award for Sculpture and the Mercedes Benz Prize for painting.