team macho the merlin years

The Merlin Years
The Art of Team Macho Vol.II

Art / Illustration. Softcover. Full colour.
180 pages. Over 150 illustrations.
Writing by Maggie MacDonald, Ann Marie Peña and A. James Bradley.


Narwhal is pleased to present The Merlin Years – the second monograph from iconic art collective Team Macho. Celebrating one of Canada’s most unique emerging art groups, this richly illustrated book surveys work between 2007 and 2012 from shows in Toronto, Montreal, Amsterdam, Los Angeles and New York. 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. Including essays and candid interviews on their group practice, artistic brotherhood and the Axis Mundi installation at the AGO, Toronto.


Selected Images

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magic pony narwhal projects The Merlin Years Team Macho art catalogue
magic pony narwhal projects The Merlin Years Team Macho art catalogue
magic pony narwhal projects The Merlin Years Team Macho art catalogue
magic pony narwhal projects The Merlin Years Team Macho art catalogue
magic pony narwhal projects The Merlin Years Team Macho art catalogue
magic pony narwhal projects The Merlin Years Team Macho art catalogue
magic pony narwhal projects The Merlin Years Team Macho art catalogue
magic pony narwhal projects The Merlin Years Team Macho art catalogue