Thursday, 23 June 2016

Rachel Maclean

"My 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." Rachel Maclean
I saw Rachel Maclean's film at the Cupar Art Festival and was struck by it's 70's children's TV and psychedelic style.
Rachel's work is a toxic shock, neon-nightmare of culture, unstable and disturbing. A mixture of the clown and cartoon, colliding the extremes of adult and child  fantasy. In the era of the selfie, the selfie in Rachel Maclean has mutated into an incredible multi-faceted garish technicolour vision of childhood that blends pop culture from 'The wizard of Oz' to the manga /anime street culture of Japan