Embracing a raw, abstract aesthetic in much of her work, Australian artist Elyss McCleary evokes a sense of passionate intensity in the powerful brushstrokes and captivating colors used in each composition.
Across her body of work, each painting vibrates with a visual intensity in the way it showcases the violent intersections of each stroke of paint. Many of these compositions begin from a root emotion or sensation that McCleary then pursues with creative abandon.
Born in Australia, McCleary earned a BFA at RMIT University in Melbourne in 2008 and subsequently completed an MA in Contemporary Art with the Faculty of Victorian College of Arts of the University of Melbourne in 2016. Recent exhibitions of McCleary’s art include “Settings” at Nth Space, Melbourne (2017); “Open Eye Signal” at Fort Delta (2018); and “The Pinkness” at Tristian Koenig in Melbourne (2019).