Ian McLean’s mid-century modernist oils are claiming attention, this time as a feature pick by Saatchi Online. The Sarnia, Ontario high school art teacher has an exhibition-filled C.V. and a way with paint that marks him as a talent to watch. His imagery has a 1960s feel but his color palette is more pop art/post impressionistic.
I choose to paint with oil. It is fluid and messy and it often does not behave. It is a rather serious medium with an enormous history but I like to coax and cajole and use it to render images that are at once irreverent and laden with serious subtext. –Artist statement
Ian McLean’s website, here.
Loop Gallery in Toronto, here.