Rachel Maclean

Rachel Maclean

A Rising Star in Scottish Contemporary Art

Discover the seductive and unsettling work of Rachel Maclean, a rising star in Scottish Contemporary Art through St. George and the Monster and The Baptism of Clyde featuring in our April 2022 auction of Contemporary & Post-War Art // Prints & Multiples.

A rising star in Scottish Contemporary Art, Rachel Maclean studied at Edinburgh College of Art, where she first started to experiment with green-screen technology. Her work has evolved and expanded in scope but her underlying themes continue; the sourcing of imagery from fairy tales, cartoons and popular culture and using them to explore the darker, dystopian side of our contemporary culture.

 

RACHEL MACLEAN (SCOTTISH 1987-) ST. GEORGE AND THE MONSTER - 2013LOT 177 | § RACHEL MACLEAN (SCOTTISH 1987-) | ST. GEORGE AND THE MONSTER - 2013
Archival pigmented digital print, 3/10, signed, numbered and inscribed in pencil verso | the sheet 92cm x 61cm (36.25in x 24in), unframed | £1,500 - £2,000 + fees

 

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The work is seductive and unsettling, the saccharine sweet aesthetic initially masking the deeper, darker tone of her work. At her 2021 mini-retrospective at Jupiter Artland, her works were accompanied by a ‘Parental Warning,’ that although children may be enticed by the visuals, the themes of her videos as they unfolded would not necessarily be appropriate.

 

RACHEL MACLEAN (SCOTTISH 1987-) THE BAPTISM OF CLYDE - 2013LOT 178 | § RACHEL MACLEAN (SCOTTISH 1987-) | THE BAPTISM OF CLYDE - 2013
Archival pigmented digital print, 6/10, signed and numbered in pencil to margin, inscribed in pencil verso, published by Edinburgh Printmakers, with their blindstamp | the sheet 95.5cm x 61cm (37.5in x 24in), unframed | £1,500 - £2,000 + fees

 

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In 2014 her work focussed on the interweaving of national history, identity and politics in the run up to the hotly contested and highly emotive Scottish Independence Referendum. Now based in Glasgow, Maclean has exhibited her work internationally, representing Scotland at the Venice Biennale in 2017 and most recently had a significant exhibition at Jupiter Artland, the privately-owned sculpture park outside Edinburgh, to celebrate the opening of her first permanent installation there.

 


 

Auction Information


CONTEMPORARY & POST-WAR ART // PRINTS & MULTIPLES

Contemporary & Post-War Art - Lot: 1 to 128, Wednesday 06 April 2022 10:00

Prints & Multiples - Lot: 129 to 244, Wednesday 06 April 2022 14:00

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Prints & Multiples

 

Within prints and multiples, there is the opportunity to acquire icons in the genre and to make new discoveries; to purchase the work of a top master for a reasonable price or the chance to uncover something new and unfamiliar.

At Lyon & Turnbull, we handle prints from a wide variety of artists: from 20th century masters Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro through to the British canon of printmakers including Dame Laura Knight, L.S. Lowry, Edward Bawden, all the way to David Hockney and Howard Hodgkin. Our auctions encompass printmaking created up to and including the present day, with artists currently working in these mediums, such as Tracey Emin, David Shrigley, Banksy and the Connor Brothers.

 

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