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Alex McLeod  Toronto, ON, Canada

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About Alex

Alex McLeod constructs hyperrealistic 3D environments filled with crystalline mountains, fiery lakes, and rotund clouds, all rendered in a sickly sweet and gooey candy-colored palette. Recalling the wide-open vistas of Romantic landscape painting while at the same time staging otherworldly dystopias, McLeod”s CGI prints act as hybrid spaces that imply an almost infinite recombination of the past and present, the real and virtual. Beneath their seductively polished surfaces, of glimmering fortresses and floating geometric abstractions, lies a haunting stillness that comes forth in the aftermath of cataclysmic events. The cause of destruction remains unknown in these depopulated spaces -there are no people in these images, however much human traces remain in the rickety railways and empty fortresses. And yet, from the twilight of devastation shown in these strange dioramas lies possibilities for hope and rebirth in our own digital milieu through the artist”s new approaches to concepts as varied as ecological responsibility and the shared intersections between photography and painting.

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"@ron who said they were paintings? :D They are computer generated. Like Avatar."

"Digital artist. I see. The more I look, the trippier they are."

"whoa! shiny!"

"thought it was a sculpture @ first amazing detail"

"two wondrous digital OBLIVIONS"

"Are the materials used in the work presented? How do we know they are paintings."

"Thank you for all the wonderful comments :D"

"am I the only one that sees little phallic like parts on the clouds?"


"Fantastic. At first glance, definitely looks 3-D. Great depth!"

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