November 20 - December 18, 2010
It is with great pleasure that Galerie Trois Points presents for the first time in Montreal works from Toronto based artist Alex McLeod. As witnessed in the press, all eyes were turned on this very young artist during the last Art Toronto international art fair. McLeod’s works are essentially computer-generated images and C-Print editions, depicting unreal landscapes.
At first sight, Alex McLeod’s work truly fascinates, intrigues, mesmerizes. In his photographic impressions, he depicts fantastical landscapes that are completely computer generated and digital in nature, causing the viewer to question this dichotomy between the real and the virtual. His creative model developed with specialized software triggers a tactile reaction through which the viewer is incited to question the medium. Like a dream, the universes he creates are both ephemeral and precious.
McLeod produces small abstract forms, trees, clouds, urban structures more or less chaotic, which he then covers with materials and ultra-realistic textures that simulate glass, crystal, wood, fabric, metal, porcelain, plastic… the artist also plays with light causing lightness and darkness to interfere in a profound way, thus offering the viewer a sense of confusion and enabling him to enter into the realm of the dream.