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Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City Ocula Report Extra States: Nations in Liquidation at Kunsthal Extra City 8 Dec 2018 : Stephanie Bailey for Ocula

The nation-state—a nation (a people) presided over by a governing body with jurisdiction over a defined territory (the state)—is either going through a renaissance or demise, depending on one's perspective. There has been talk about the nation-state's end for years—from a 2013 United States National Intelligence Council report...

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On 12 December 2018, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB), referred to as 'the people's Biennale', will open its fourth edition to the public. Considered one of the most significant large-scale exhibitions in South Asia, and by far one of the most attended art events in the subcontinent, this edition is curated by the New Delhi-based artist and critic...

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Looking through the windows that front Indonesian artist Aditya Novali's wall installation The Wall: Asian (Un)Real Estate Project (2011), a series of miniature apartments come into view: private interiors that are sometimes bland, strange or garish (Hello Kitty decor characterises one space, for example, while multiple Duchamp-like toilets appear...

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Robert McLeod

b. 1948, United Kingdom

Rob McLeod grew up in Glasgow and attended the Glasgow School of Art. He came to New Zealand in 1972 and has painted, and taught art and art history here for over 30 years.

In 1981, when asked about how he painted in contrast to what he painted, Mcleod replied: ‘I like paint…, using it. How I paint is more important than what I paint.’ By layering on the paint until he has made a substantially weighty work, McLeod makes known his love of the medium. Influenced by de Kooning and Pollock, Mcleod has arrived at his style of painting through experimentation. (Layering on the Paint, 2000)     

More recently McLeod has been mining the rich vein of imagery in comic books and childrens cartoons. McLeod now paints on plywood, layering shape and forms and applying lurid colour with expressive bravado.

McLeod has exhibited widely throughout New Zealand and had a retrospective at the Wellington City Gallery in 2012.                

His paintings are in most major New Zealand collections, including Te Papa - Museum of New Zealand. 

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