International selling Scottish artist Allan McEnroe, b. 1985 works with an array of materials and forms from painting to sculptural works. He refuses to put into one box, it’s art, the rules are, there are no rules, right?! He is most known for his striking bespoke recycled aluminum works which when up close and caught in the right light are quite something to behold and are collected worldwide.
He began making these works many years ago as a way to draw attention to the environmental issues happening around us and found beauty in this material while throwing these items away on a daily basis.
His physical painting process can be aggressive, with harsh heavy brush strokes and knife scrapes yet also defined gentle markings with barely a grip on the tool in hand.contradictory all the way through much like his own character. Most of his conceptual abstract works have layer upon layer of work underneath, so much so that the works physically become heavier. He does not limit himself to a specific set of tools,using fingers to knives and brushes.
McEnroe is a deep feeling observant person with a wondrously open mind and big world view. He is most content in life when working on projects, without this he loses his way and starts to feel low. Life, environment and just the way the world is weighs heavily on him, exhaustively at times.
Wearing his heart on his sleeve these observations, struggles, thoughts, and feelings filter through into the work he makes. Often you can make out written or etched words or letters in his paintings, related or unrelated to the piece but in his mind none the less.
He believes that his work originates from both a concious and unconscious place, the fine line between is where his best work happens.
His work is undeniable, just know that it’s coming from the purest place of heart and feeling.