Untitled, 2009, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 225 x 200 cms

Untitled, 2009, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 225 x 200 cms

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Bruce McLean is back with his first exhibition of new paintings in more than 20 years.

Collectively entitled "The Black Garden Paintings", these works are abstracted paintings of his gardens in Barnes and in Menorca, where he spends part of the year, and of his friend's garden also in Barnes. Bright floral colour is contrasted with large areas of black, which add a sinister, polluted cast to the expected beauty of the garden. In a subtle way these works continue McLean's long running concern with environmental issues.