SANDY MCLEA | REPRESENTED ARTIST

SANDY MCLEA

Sandy McLea maintains a growing portfolio of contemporary fine art photography work with a creative approach to both rural and urban scenes. His unique technique goes past the medium of photography, allowing him to create art where the photographic process enables him to construct a creative, surreal experience.​McLea's childhood saw him travelling across an array of landscapes that eventually piqued his interest in visual imagery. Armed with an SLR camera, he began exploring the medium of photography, which led him to study at the National College of Photography, from which he graduated in 2005 ... Read More Below >>

33A | Painted Street

33A With clues in the signage and some research, a romantic story can be found just behind the d...

33A With clues in the signage and some research, a romantic story can be found just behind the door of what was once a courtyard of an old dairy right in the heart of London. Artist: SANDY MCLEA Signed Limited Edition (10) Medium: Archival print on fine art paper (Sold Out) Presentation: Individual segments on raised boards. 147cm x 46cm / 57" x 18" (Assembled photo-montage without frame) 160cm x 61cm / 63" x 24" (Approxmate size once framed as we suggest) ABOUT THE PAINTED STREET COLLECTI...

$1,295.00

Behave | Painted Street

BEHAVE Temporary advertising boards around a construction site in England lend themselves to del...

BEHAVE Temporary advertising boards around a construction site in England lend themselves to deliver a social message. This photo-montage is a cheeky poke at the policeman who ensures that the public behaves. Artist: SANDY MCLEA Signed Limited Edition (10) Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Presentation: Individual segments on raised boards. 147cm x 46cm / 57" x 18" (Assembled photo-montage without frame) 160cm x 61cm / 63" x 24" (Approxmate size once framed as we suggest) ABOUT THE ...

$1,295.00

Fantasma | Painted Street

FANTASMA In East London, this short alleyway showcases how a community can make a statement, eac...

FANTASMA In East London, this short alleyway showcases how a community can make a statement, each adding their little mark to a wall. There is so much to take in in this work; in this case of more is definitely more. Artist: SANDY MCLEA Signed Limited Edition (10) Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Presentation: Individual segments on raised boards. 150cm x 32cm / 58" x 12" (Assembled photo-montage without frame) 160cm x 53cm / 63" x 21" (Approxmate size once framed as we suggest) AB...

$1,295.00

Freak Shakes | Painted Street

FREAK SHAKES Some street scenes can be beautiful just on their own. Freak shakes displays an ama...

FREAK SHAKES Some street scenes can be beautiful just on their own. Freak shakes displays an amazing mural that certainly creates a message of disparity—further enhanced by the adjacent graffiti and the street scene itself. So many questions. Artist: SANDY MCLEA Signed Limited Edition (10) Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Presentation: Individual segments on raised boards. 147cm x 46cm / 57" x 18" (Assembled photo-montage without frame) 160cm x 61cm / 63" x 24" (Approxmate size once...

$1,295.00

The Hold-Up | Painted Street

THE HOLD-UP This photo-montage has been created from a mural just around the corner from Tube St...

THE HOLD-UP This photo-montage has been created from a mural just around the corner from Tube Station in England. An amazing juxtaposition of three dimensions, the real, the mural and the bubble that people put themselves in. They all share the same space but take no notice of one another. Artist: SANDY MCLEA Signed Limited Edition (10) Medium: Archival print on fine art paper Presentation: Individual segments on raised boards. 147cm x 26cm / 57" x 10" (Assembled photo-montage without frame...

$1,295.00

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTIST SANDY MCLEA

Sandy Mclea's world view has inspired him to push the boundaries of creativity in interpreting and representing what the lens sees. The artist has developed a unique style that defines his imagery and gives his photography widespread appeal. Panoramic landscapes and city scenes have been the inspiration for Sandy McLea to express his artistic passion in with engaging photomontage collections. From street scenes and graffiti in Europe to harbours and lighthouses in Cape Town and the desolate vistas of the Karoo. Behind the creation of each image belies the painstaking effort that goes into its making. Very often, Mclea takes hundreds of photographs of his subject from different parallel vantage points, subtly altering focus, perspective and exposure from one image to the next. Of these, a few pictures are selected for the final artwork. This informal grouping is spread out on a table and lay there, often for weeks on end, before the final arrangement crystallises in the artist's mind. Delicate adjustments are made from day to day until he is pleased with the assemblage. Lines and subject definition are carefully overlapped and then masterfully repeated to create a rhythmic kaleidoscopic effect, or in the case of his Idle Quarters collection, life-like rooms are constructed. Another unique series is his hand-assembled photomontages, where physical prints are grouped and glued on a backing board to create an inclusive three-dimensional illustration. Mclea's portfolio of pinhole photography, printed on aluminium plates, is also an exciting body of work. Using a simple hand-built lens-less camera, he has photographed a series of broody seascapes which he shot on film. Prints are made onto an aluminium substrate leaving the images with a beautiful metallic feel. Varied subjects and experimental techniques are what drives his creative impression. Yet, he has successfully been able to deliver a defined artistic idea that is unique to him and his style.​