Artist Profile: Angus McDonald

Angus McDonald

"With great concentration and ever burgeoning talent, McDonald paints the God of small things, working a sense of calm and intimacy into his art. The breadth of McDonald's subject matter has imaginatively crept under his studio door. Consistent in his work however are the golden threads of quality and intimacy, threads that have defined McDonald's oeuvre, and which he continues to cultivate" Michael Reid- The Australian
"There is an obsessive presence to Angus McDonald's still life paintings that goes well beyond reality. Such paintings unfold slowly; they de-accelerate at a time when the very essence of now is hype and speed. Ceramic glaze is depicted here seamlessly, around which the softness of drape caresses the form rather than arguing with it. These paintings have been imagined by an artist in search of universal truths and as such, they float away from time, period and place, offering illusionistic windows for contemplation." Jeff Makim- The Herald Sun

Angus McDonald studied first at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, winning the school's Brett Whiteley Scholarship in 1995, and at the Florence Academy in Italy in 1999 & 2000. During the past 12 months he was selected as a finalist in the Archibald Prize, the Dobell Prize, the Blake Prize, the JADA Drawing Prize, The Montalto Sculpture Prize, the Country Energy Landscape Prize & the Australian Studio Furniture Design Awards. His work is represented in public and private collections in Australia, Europe, Japan and the United States.

Angus McDonald Work

Represented By: Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
Hirokazu Degawa, Tokyo


Forthcoming Exhibition:February 2010 - Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney