John McLean

Escalator

About this artwork

This work was painted at Saskatoon in Saskatchewan, Canada, during the summer of 1988. McLean uses a particularly fluid paint to make his large paintings, allowing him to work quickly and spontaneously. In 'Escalator' he has used large bands of colour arranged in a balanced and harmonious sequence. McLean's paintings typically contain these distinctive lozenges and strokes of brightly coloured paint. The translucence of the paint in 'Escalator' gives the painting a lightness, which combines with the lyrical use of colour to suggest a spiritual dimension to the painting.

  • title:
    Escalator
  • accession number:
    GMA 3476
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  • materials:
    Acrylic on canvas
  • date created:
    1988
  • measurements:
    185.70 x 89.00 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1989
  • copyright:
    © John McLean. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

John McLean

John McLean