Rachel Maclean is an artist based in Glasgow, her work slips inside and outside of history and into imagined futures, creating hyper-glowing, artificially saturated visions that are both nauseatingly positive and cheerfully grotesque. She largely works in green-screen composite video and digital print, often installing this alongside props, costumes and related sculpture.
Recent exhibitions include British Art Show 8 (2015); Ok, You've Had Your Fun at Casino Luxembourg (2015); Please, Sir... at Rowing, London (2014); The Weepers at Comar, Mull (2014); Happy & Glorious at CCA, Glasgow (2014). Recent screenings include Feed Me at Athens and Luxembourg Film Festival (2016); Moving Pictures for British Council and Film London (2015-16); and Lolcats at Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands (2014).
Maclean was nominated for the Film London Jarman Award in 2013 and won Glasgow Film Festivals Margaret Tait Award in 2013. She is currently on a residency at Artpace, San Antonio, has an upcoming solo show at HOME, Manchester in late 2016, and will be representing Scotland at the Venice Biennale in 2017.
Interview with Rachel Maclean
Excerpt from Feed Me (2015)