Peter McDonald: Teaching, Airport, Hair Salon, Bakery, Snooker

Peter McDonald: Teaching, Airport, Hair Salon, Bakery, Snooker

by Peter McDonald
     
 

This first monograph introduces the bright, cartoony figurative painting of the Tokyo-born, London-based artist Peter McDonald. Designed to resemble a children's picture book, this text-free volume delivers a colorful world inhabited by people engaged in everyday activities--teaching, relaxing, making bread, holding hands, buying wool, dressing hair. McDonald's… See more details below

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This first monograph introduces the bright, cartoony figurative painting of the Tokyo-born, London-based artist Peter McDonald. Designed to resemble a children's picture book, this text-free volume delivers a colorful world inhabited by people engaged in everyday activities--teaching, relaxing, making bread, holding hands, buying wool, dressing hair. McDonald's figures are constructed with an elementary graphic language. They have a cartoon-like simplicity and waver at the point where figuration might tip at any moment into abstraction. Human forms veer towards the geometric: circles stand in for heads, flat planes describe rooms and crude poses denote narrative. Yet these simplifications appear to create a community of super-humans living in a world that has a harmonious transparency. McDonald is represented in London by Kate MacGarry gallery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789086901081
Publisher:
Veenman Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.60(d)

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