Light and plant ~ 2012
Large Format slide projection with live plant
Still life, Still time (Coal, Polysterene, Bottle) ~ 2012
OHP – Large format transparency projection.
Much of Maclachlan’s work reveals an interplay between observation and imagination, as well as the tensions that exist between physical and virtual spaces. like being is a new body of work that further explores these dynamics.
In this new installation, the artist utilises the captivating qualities of large format slide projection to investigate visual perception. A rotating acrylic disk painted with ink and a plant blown by a fan at once enhance and disrupt the pictorial illusion. The subject matter he chooses for his images, landscape and still life studies, create a dialogue with painting traditions, whilst the use of this analogue media reinforces an awareness of process, immediacy and physicality.