McLeod (1984) is a new media visual artist from Toronto. McLeod’s images recall the wide-open vistas of romantic landscape painting, and stage an otherworldly dystopia within a space that shares architectural similarities to urban cores. He uses film as a point of comparison, such as the representation of space captured in films such as Kagemusha and Hidden Fortress contrasted with hypothesized future depicted in films like Blade Runner. In light of concerns surrounding rising populations, urban over-development, and climate change, McLeod’s dramatic scene can be considered a cautionary tale about ecological responsibility.
He is represented by Division Gallery in Toronto and Montreal.