09/3/14

Angus McDonald | black&blue

Angus McDonald‘s most recent exhibition black&blue stems from the relationship between 2 simple objects.

“Most of the paintings and other pieces in the show are interpretations of how this relationship changes as these objects are exposed to, and pass through all the prismatic shades of colour and light in the process of time; not unlike the experiences we have in our own relationships.” – Angus McDonald

McDonald photographed elaborate installations in his Lennox Head studio. It is these photos that form the basis for the still life works in black&blue.

While appearing to be contemporary vanitas works, McDonald doesn’t perceive the skulls as being a foreboding symbol of death. In these simple and excruciatingly beautiful forms, McDonald presents a representation of the ephemerality of life.

Watch McDonald at work in his studio in the film below:

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