Lives and works in Melbourne
In appropriating the sublime and adopting familiar and vibrant imagery, I hope to tantalise and engage with a contemporary audience—perhaps in an unprecedented way—evoking their own cherished childhood memories, shared experiences and heart-stopping moments.
Andrew McIlroy belongs to a new wave of highly regarded Australian Romantic artists. If his expressive seascapes with tumultuous seas and stormy skies were but elemental paintings, they could be viewed as outward-looking, non-sensual depictions of nature. However, there is something deeper going on: his paintings are evocative visions that are deeply felt and imbued with personal experiences.
McIlroy’s composition and palette capture the artist’s mood, whereby he evokes a strong sense of emotion, illuminating the ever-present forces of nature.
\ Exhibitions featuring Andrew McIlroy
22 January — 6 February 2021
16 December 2020 — 16 January 2021
5 December — 22 December 2018
6 December 2017 — 20 January 2018
10 March — 21 March 2016
18 August — 28 August 2015
26 September — 11 October 2013