Le Picnic (2021) Acrylic, oil and wax on canvas 155 x 125 cms
Jim McLean's bold use of colour and imaginative figurative paintings explore contemporary themes of personal emotional and psychological crisis .
Powerful and honest, these paintings are full of the sense that dark and mysterious currents are at work behind the scenes. McLean's art history influences range from Georg Baselitz and Francis Bacon to Mark Rothko, Munch and Van Gogh.
His gaze may be uncomfortable as his work is concerned with the experience of a body more than the rhetoric of a figure. Based in London, UK.