Rachel McLean

Rachel McLean - Germs, 2013, video, 2:59 mins
Rachel McLean – Germs, 2013, video, 2:59 mins

Rachel Maclean’s 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 is the only actor or model in her work; inventing a variety of characters that mime to appropriated audio, toying with age and gender. These clones embody unstable identities: conversing, interacting and shifting between cartoonish archetypes, ghostly apparitions and hollow inhuman playthings.

Rachel is based in Glasgow, since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2009 she has exhibited across the UK and internationally – including solo presentations at CCA, Glasgow, Comar Gallery, Mull, The Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh and The Zabludowicz Collection, London. In 2013 she was the recipient of the Margaret Tait Award and was nominated for the Film London Jarman Award.