Jacqueline Macleod

Questioning and exploring the impact of networked technologies upon human relations and the formation of the female self is my thing.

Bio

Macleod describes herself as a de-constructed portraitist, focussing on the effects of digital media within female identity and the forming of Self in double roles; urban online and offline existence. Much of her work to-date has consisted of conceptually arranged figures that interplay within a combination of oil painting and digital work and more recently, Sculpture. Jacqueline’s work is held in a number of public and private art collections, including the Wallace Arts Trust.

Creator Statement

The body of work I am currently working on explores female identity within urban online existence. I question the way in which digital connectedness and platforms such as Facebook act as an arena for the augmentation and commercialization of memory and human emotion: exposing, controlling, owning and manipulating human emotion and memory. Ones identity and social life has become a commodity through social media; public property and content to be used, sold, exploited; ones rights to privacy a fallacy, as each persons emotion and memory is shared and owned by millions of other people. By exploring new representational paradigms involved in the intertwining of painting, and digital imagery, my work reflects upon the break down of barriers between physical and virtual space and its psychological implications, the result of which I hope is both alluring and unsettling. My work oscillates between a kind of formalistic portraiture, with contrasts of Vermeer and Borresman as influences; to disguise ourselves or identify, the question remains.

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    • Photo of

      Jacqueline Macleod

      Content Aware

      $650.00

      Archival Print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Paper

      600mm x 400mm

      Edition of 6

       

       

    • Photo of

      Jacqueline Macleod

      Disconnect

      $1,250.00

      Oil on Board

      510 x 510mm

      Finalist for Molly Morpeth Award, 2016

    • Photo of

      Jacqueline Macleod

      Splitstream

      $1,500.00

      Oil, Silver Leaf and Spray Paint on Board

      Tondo 600mm

    • Photo of

      Jacqueline Macleod

      I Am Macloud

      $2,500.00

      Oil on Aluminium, Silver and Gold Leaf

      500mm Tondo

    • Photo of

      Jacqueline Macleod

      Swipe

      $850.00

      Framed Archival Digital Print on Archival Hahnemuhle Rag Paper

      594 x 840mm

      Edition of 6

    • Photo of

      Jacqueline Macleod

      Spitting Image

      $650.00

      Archival Digital Print on Archival Hahnemuhle Rag Paper

      500 x 500mm

      Edition of 6

      Framed in white