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Auckland artist Andrew McLeod has said, ‘I am a very visual type of artist. One of my strengths is constant research in visual culture, design, fashion, and the way everything fits in historically’.
These posters are his response to the topic ‘On the shoulders of giants’ – the first theme for the Sounding Board in the Arts Studio. For this project, McLeod trawled through Te Papa’s art collection to spark his ideas, lifting elements from historical works. He has juxtaposed them in ways that create unexpected relationships across cultures and time.
According to McLeod, ‘I’m interested in the way narrative works in paintings and posters; obviously it’s not linear. One thing does not happen after another.’