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The seamless, computer-generated compositions of Fuseli Tribute I and Fuseli Tribute II are a homage to the Swiss romantic painter Henry Fuseli. The prints are a montage of figures from Fuseli’s work combined with Andrew McLeod’s own witty drawings. McLeod transplants the heroes and heroines, gods and monsters that populate Fuseli’s paintings into a glowing space.

In Tribute I, he arranges the figures in a tiered architectural structure. This cosmic apartment block, inhabited by a pantheon of cavorting, leaping and swooning gods, comes complete with pot plants and an oriental rug. For Tribute II, gravity has been switched off and the figures swirl and tumble against the stars. A towering telegraph pole, that urban symbol of light and communication, links the two halves of the diptych.

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  • Title: Fuseli Tribute II
  • Creator: Andrew McLeod
  • Creator Lifespan: 1976
  • Creator Nationality: New Zealand
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Birth Place: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Date Created: 2009
  • Physical Dimensions: w980 x h1320 mm (Without frame)
  • Artist biography: Andrew McLeod was born in 1976. He grew up in Mt Eden, Auckland and studied at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland.
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
  • External Link: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
  • Medium: digital inkjet print

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