The work of ALAN MACDONALD (b. 1962) is instantly recognisable for its theatrical marriage of old-master technique and modernity. Macdonald was born in Malawi, attended art school in Dundee where he returned after living and working in London for his early career.

According to Tony Davison, Director of Kilmorack….

 

"Few artists' work absorbs us as much as the painting of ALAN MACDONALD. It is not just the many objects brought together that make us stare; half-forgotten things taken from Classics and Caravaggio combined with the mundane ephemera of sweetshops and childhood. It is the humanity of the man, women or god looking out that grips us. They say 'I am here and the world is wondrous.'  These great paintings remain with you even after you look away."