This bold, colourful piece is a screen print, using 17 screens to create the illusion of brush strokes. This print has a simple format and uses few colours but each has a distinct and complete effect emphasised significantly by the flat use of black and the seemingly vigorously applied brush strokes.
John McLean is one of Scotland's foremost abstract artists. He has exhibited nationally and internationally. He studied at St Andrews University from 1957 to 1962 and at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London from 1963 to 1966. McLean taught at various art schools in London from 1966 and had his first solo exhibition in 1975. Colour is at the root of all McLean's paintings. He works on a large scale, painting spontaneously onto the canvas using fluid paints to make abstract and rhythmic compositions.