What's going on?, 2013
Acrylic on canvas
Original size: 120 x 100 cm
Photographer: Hamish McLain
Hamish McLain (b. London, 1983) explores the intersection between drawing and painting in his practice, investigating how a graphical sensibility can interact within the world of abstraction. An expressive release is vital, channelling the immediacy of sketchbook drawings and mark making into bold and energetic final compositions.
McLain received a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Liverpool John Moores University in 2005, where he was recipient of the Norman Moores Fellowship in Drawing and Painting 2006. In September 2013 he graduated with a Masters in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design receiving a Distinction. Recent exhibitions include Crash Open 2013, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London; Sunday Salon, Oakley Road Project Space, London, 2013; MA Final Show, Chelsea College of Art, 2013; To Boldly Go, Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea College of Art, 2013; Cave Art Fair - New Bird Street, Liverpool, 2012.
Between 2007 and 2010 he was Chairman and Co-director of The Royal Standard Gallery and Studios in Liverpool.