Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1948
- Oil on plywood with casters
- Gift of the artist and Campbell Grant Galleries, 2009
- 1510 x 535 x 375mm
Tags: abstraction, biomorphic abstraction, checker pattern, circuses (performances), hats, people (agents), performing artists, ringmasters
McLeod’s works are always physically aggressive, and many of his wall-based paintings have a strongly sculptural feel. With Ringmaster, and the other freestanding cut-out works that accompanied it, McLeod brought his paintings down onto the floor, directly invading the viewer’s personal space with all the bawdy humour and drama of the circus.