Bigger Pleasures

22 APRIL 2021 - 13 MAY 2021
Ranald Macdonald, Wave, The Auction Collective
Ranald Macdonald, Wave, The Auction Collective
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15. Ranald Macdonald


Signed (on the reverse)
Pigment, gesso, and linseed oil on repurposed fragment of wooden drawing board
8.5 x 11.5 cm.
Created in 2021


£100 - 225

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Part of an ongoing series of reoccurring characters. This is an image of the buckeroo character embodying the shape of the wave. The buckeroo can represent the victim, the other, the natural world. The work is made on recycled wood using pigment, water, gesso and linseed oil.

“My work is about the experience of reality and its relationship to visual media. Working from imagination, I draw on visual cliches and archetypes from art history and popular culture to make my imagery. I’m interested in figures that have both a hieroglyphic-like readability, and yet also through their overuse, a strange emptiness, like a word repeated too many times. I see my process as an excavation whereby the characters lead me to an image, which when rendered faithfully can have its own life, becoming a liminal space be-tween the real and the imagined; one that can be entered and experienced on its own terms.” - Ranald Macdonald, 2021


Education: Currently studying on full-time scholarship program at The Royal drawing School. Highly recommended 2020 Beep Painting Biennial (Swansea). Awarded 1st class Honours City And Guilds Of London Art School BA program, 2020.

Exhibitions: Beep Painting Biennale, Swansea, (2020);‘Folie A Deux’, Haus Gallery, London, (2020); ‘Final Not Over’, Unit 1 Gallery, London, (2020); ‘The Amber Room 2’ curated by Rosie Reed, London, (2020); ‘Curated for Christmas’, Bowes Parris Gallery, London (2020); Solo Presentation, Allmouth Gallery, online, (2020); ‘A High Hang’, Curated by Mark Connolly, Eccleston Place, London, (2019).


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