Rachel Maclean: meme 2021
A new commission by Scottish multi-media artist Rachel Maclean will be unveiled in the woods of Jupiter Artland to mark the opening of their 13th season in 2021. This will be the artist’s first permanent outdoor artwork.
Rachel Maclean (b.1987, Edinburgh) has rapidly established herself as one of the most distinctive creative voices in the UK. Using film, sculpture, printmaking and photography, she creates outlandish characters and fantasy worlds which she uses to delve into politics, society and identity. Her baroque, hyper-real worlds are made using green-screen video technology and computer animation, with the artist herself playing many of the extravagantly costumed characters.
Based in Glasgow, Rachel Maclean graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009 and her work first came to public attention in the New Contemporaries exhibition that same year. She has since received significant acclaim, with major solo shows at Arsenal Contemporary, New York; Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden; The National Gallery, London; Zabludowicz Collection, London; Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; The Hugh Lane, Dublin; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Artpace San Antonio, Texas; HOME, Manchester and Tate Britain, London.
Maclean represented Scotland + Venice at the Venice Biennale 2017 and was recipient of the Margaret Tait Award in 2013. She has also worked on a number of TV and feature-film commissions with BBC and Channel 4, amongst others.
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Credit for the portrait:
Photograph © David Bebber, 2019
Credit for Too Cute:
Rachel Maclean, Dr Cute, 2019 (still) © the artist.
Credit for Rachel Maclean logo:
© the artist