Team Macho

Canada

Comprised of members Nicholas Aoki, Stephen Appleby-Barr, Christopher Buchan, and Lauchie Reid, Team Macho shares a large studio in Toronto, where their collective efforts are focused on developing an art-making practice that spans the worlds of both fine art and illustration. Ranging from the crudely rendered to the classically painted, Team Macho playfully juxtapose styles and motifs, creating mixed media works that encompass a replete list of materials and methods. Team Macho’s work conveys a strong DIY ethic and a decidedly informal, multidisciplinary approach. With an idiosyncratic attitude toward collaboration, the group synchronously cultivate a cooperative yet highly competitive spirit, where the very nature of their alliance revolves around celebrating, thwarting and subverting each other’s contributions, creating seamless collaborations from the fraternal narrative that surrounds their studio practice. Recent exhibitions include solo exhibitions with Narwhal in Toronto, the Optica Centre for the Arts in Montreal and International exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Detroit and Amsterdam.

Team Macho began exhibiting with Friends for Life (June 2005), Team Macho is a Tough Man (May 2006), Fancy Action Now (May 2007) and Kitschy, Gay, And Over In a Second (September 2008) and Hibernation Sickness (Oct 2010). Magic Pony published their first monograph in 2007, entitled Fancy Action Now: The Art of Team Macho and second monograph The Merlin Years in 2012. Their current projects include the large scale installation AXIS MUNDI at the Art Gallery of Ontario.




Selected Artwork

The works shown are representative of the artist and may not be available. Please contact the gallery for available pieces.

Axis Mundi

Mixed media.
Interactive installation at the AGO. 2012.

Oh Creeping Hell

6 x 8" Alkyd on panel
2010

Weapon of Choice

7 x 9" Acrylic and graphite on paper.
2009

Rebels

14.5 x 15 in. acrylic on paper
2010

Neighbourhood Watch

11 5/8 x 15" Acrylic on Panel
2010

Star Cat

15” diameter. Acrylic, airbrush on canvas
2009

39 Ghosts

14 x 32" Acrylic, resin on panel
2010

KWACABEL

10 x8" Watercolour on paper
2009

The Bodacious Period

12 x 9" Acrylic on Panel
2010

Choose your Weapons Wisely

12 x 9" acrylic on panel
2010

Fizzle Kitten

5 x 7” Alkyd on canvas
2008

The Ugliest Garage on the Block

14 x 13" Alkyd and acrylic on paper
2010