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Clashindarrock by John McLean

Clashindarrock by John McLean

McLean's early work was figurative but changed dramatically following a visit he made to New York in 1982 where he was inspired by the work of American abstract colourists including Jules Olitski, Jack Bush and Larry Poons. This screenprint demonstrates his focus on the basic elements of colour, form and line which have been the essential components of his painting for the last thirty-five years. He also explores the emotional dimensions of colour seeking to express feelings such as joy and elation. His titles are always added after the completion of a work; Clashindarroch is the name of a large forest not far from the place of his birth.


Printed and published by Advanced Graphics London as part of the London Suite II portfolio. Edition of 75.

This work is part of a portfolio of 20 prints produced by Advanced Graphics London in 2012, produced to celebrate 30 years since their first print venture in 1982: The London Suite, prints by ten London-based artists. This second suite includes 20 London artists, including six of the original 1982 contributors and eight RAs, who were all asked to produce screenprints with size being the only constraint. Some works have the addition of woodblock and some have as many as 25 separate printings or layers within the image.