REVIEW BY JIM PAVLIDIS:
'A Certain Beauty In Un-Resolution’ is a substantial life-affirming body of work by an artist who is not a passive observer, but a fully-engaged participant. Employing a visual language developed over 20 years that is urgent, sensitive and highly refined, Richard McLean’s visceral response to his world is often confronting. He utilises his considerable technical prowess across traditional and digital media to not merely record life’s myriad nooks and crannies but to question them, with surprising results.
– Jim Pavlidis (Artist and illustrator for 'The Age'),
INTRODUCING A NEW ART CATALOGUE, PHYSICAL BOOK & DOWNLOAD: 2018:
'A CERTAIN BEAUTY INUN-RESOLUTION…
VISUAL THOUGHTS WONDERS WITHOUT WORDS...
Richard Mclean is a human-rights awarded author, artist and creative mind who channels his experiences studying psychology, delving deep into his personal experiences to share epiphanies and enlightenment with others through art.
Richard has taken his collections of art and presented them in an iBook called “A Certain Beauty in Un-resolution…art;”
The collection that Richard has compiled in this book ranges from urban landscapes to simple stills common in everyday life. Consumers of this book and those who are knowledgeable of Richard McLean will notice how he has organized the sequence of his art to match how he worked through and incorporated evolving ideas for his PhD dissertation.
Each piece tells a story and they all come together to create a sense of what it means to be a human. What do we go through? What do we sense and how do we cope with what is around us.
Every page fills one’s mind with questions and ideas that help us make sense of some things and may even help us question others so that we can improve in areas that may not be 100%. Every reader will get something different when immersing themselves in this book.
That is the point of art. Art says different things to different people, and this book is Richard’s way of sharing his thoughts and feelings so we can create our own ideas.
I would highly recommend downloading this iBook if you are a big fan of art that is simple, yet speaks loudly.'
THE PHYSICAL BOOK IS 10 x 8 INCHES 220+ PAGES FULL COLOUR
‘Richard is an artist of technical facility and considerable conceptual inventiveness, but he is also an artist of courage - he explores concerns that are, if not taboo, then extremely risky. He fearlessly follows his instincts and we are lucky to share his musings.'
- Anne Loxley, Managing Curator, Penrith regional Gallery.