TEAM MACHO

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Live and work in Toronto, 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. The collective’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 O.W.O.L.,  2013 11 x 14 in. Acrylic on wood panel.

Team Macho
O.W.O.L., 2013
11 x 14 in. Acrylic on wood panel.

Team Macho Hey Waaaayne!,  2013 8 x 10 in. Alkyd on wood panel.

Team Macho
Hey Waaaayne!, 2013
8 x 10 in. Alkyd on wood panel.

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.

» Team Macho CV

EXHIBITIONS
OCT 2010 Hibernation Sickness, Solo Exhibition
SEPT 2008 Kitschy, Gay, And Over In a Second, Solo Exhibition
MAY 2007 Fancy Action Now, Solo Exhibition
MAY 2006 Team Macho is a Tough Man, Solo Exhibition
JUNE 2005 Friends for Life, Solo Exhibition

Team Macho 1984SpeederBike74-ZEndor,  2013 18 x 12 in. Acrylic on wood panel.

Team Macho
1984SpeederBike74-ZEndor<100, 2013
18 x 12 in. Acrylic on wood panel.

Team Macho Artist's Conception (The Beringian Crossing),  2013 14 x 11 in. Acrylic on wood panel.

Team Macho
Artist’s Conception (The Beringian Crossing), 2013
14 x 11 in. Acrylic on wood panel.

Team Macho Phone Home Alone,  2013 10 x 8 in. Alkyd on wood panel.

Team Macho
Phone Home Alone, 2013
10 x 8 in. Alkyd on wood panel.

Team Macho KM - The Extraforgettable,  2013 10 x 8 in. Acrylic on wood panel.

Team Macho
KM – The Extraforgettable, 2013
10 x 8 in. Acrylic on wood panel.

Team Macho Precious Little Brat , 20137.5 x 10.25” Acrylic and gouache on paper.

Team Macho
Precious Little Brat , 2013
7.5 x 10.25” Acrylic and gouache on paper.

Team Macho No Story Tonight, Daddy on Fire, 20136.25 x 9.25”  Pencil crayon on paper.

Team Macho
No Story Tonight, Daddy on Fire, 2013
6.25 x 9.25” Pencil crayon on paper.

Team Macho Still Life with Apples and Oranges,  2013 8 x 10 in. Alkyd on wood panel.

Team Macho
Still Life with Apples and Oranges, 2013
8 x 10 in. Alkyd on wood panel.

Team Macho Hill 409, 201311 x 13” Watercolour and india ink on paper.

Team Macho
Hill 409, 2013
11 x 13” Watercolour and india ink on paper.

Team Macho The Horn Blower, 20139 x 13.25” Mixed media on paper.

Team Macho
The Horn Blower, 2013
9 x 13.25” Mixed media on paper.

Team Macho , Our Love is Written in the Sky, 201311 x 12.25” Acrylic and ink on paper.

Team Macho ,
Our Love is Written in the Sky, 2013
11 x 12.25” Acrylic and ink on paper.

Team Macho Planet Fall, 201311.5 x 16.5

Team Macho
Planet Fall, 2013
11.5 x 16.5″ Watercolour and acrylic gouache on paper.

Team Macho Snake Mountain , 201311x15” Mixed media on paper.

Team Macho
Snake Mountain , 2013
11×15” Mixed media on paper.

 Team Macho Good Old Fashioned Lava Boy, 20108 x 12

Team Macho
Good Old Fashioned Lava Boy, 2010
8 x 12″ Acrylic on panel, resin..

Team Macho The Expulsion of Lucifer, 20108.5 x 11

Team Macho
The Expulsion of Lucifer, 2010
8.5 x 11″ Acrylic on panel.

Team Macho Game Over. Man, 20088 x 10

Team Macho
Game Over. Man, 2008
8 x 10″ Mixed media on board.

Team Macho Low Priced Casuals, Loaded with Style, 20107 x 7

Team Macho
Low Priced Casuals, Loaded with Style, 2010
7 x 7″ Watercolour on paper.

Team Macho Nighttime Northern Blues, 20137.75 x 10.75

Team Macho
Nighttime Northern Blues, 2013
7.75 x 10.75″ Graphite and collage on paper.

Team Macho Inverted Adventures, 20109 x 13

Team Macho
Inverted Adventures, 2010
9 x 13″ Graphite on paper.