‘Remains’ 42 x 42cm on Somerset 300 gsm, edition of 30.
For this print I went back to what I regularly see and look for…
Remains - the faded abstractions of colour and texture found on walls before I climb up a ladder armed with my brushes and paint. Within my murals I leave these sections to reveal the wall's past history, adding to it’s story.
October 19, 2018 - November 17, 2018
NEVER SAY DIE! : Celebrating 50 Years of Black Sabbath, curated in collaboration with Home of Metal. This immersive showcase features portraits from the Home of Metal Black Sabbath fan archive, historical photos, a group art exhibition, ephemera, and memorabilia provided by Black Sabbath’s original drummer Bill Ward and bass player Geezer Butler.
Ben Venom, David Cook (BONE THROWER), Dennis McNett (WOLFBAT), Gareth Stehr, Kelly Breez, Lucy McLauchlan, and Shepard Fairey.
Here's a short film we made of the 90m wall finished this week. 🎥 Film by Matthew Watkins
The basin is where Harker barges delivered oil for Shell Mex until the 1960's, the only boats to travel sea, river and canal. Now a place of stillness where sand martins and swans reside. Working with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust the hope is that the mural will provide spatial references and visual clues to help direct more Sand Martins to the nest pipes inside the wall.
Diglis Oil Basin, Worcester UK ⚓️️⚓️️⚓️️ Commissioned by The Ring Worcestershire
This September I was invited to participate in the Artmossphere Biennale in Moscow. The theme for the show was ‘offline’ so I decided to explore the city without google maps in an attempt to discover it away from the usual tourist trail.
I took my canvas out to the National Losinyy Ostrov Forest, perhaps Moscow’s best kept secret as the world’s third largest inner city forest.
Away from the city’s trappings we could appreciate another version of Moscow and had time to chat to our local guide more about life in Moscow, politics, state views…with our phones turned off (not just to be offline but mainly to not be heard ;)
Thank you Xenia, everyone at Artmossphere, all the curators and Matt Watkins. The show is running at Winzavod, Moscow until 14/10/18
The canvases were completed in the studio, adding copper leaf to reflect not the wealth of Moscow but it’s hidden treasure of the forest.
Many thanks also to Biennale co-curator Cedar Lewisohn who wrote the following text to accompany the works:
‘Lucy McLauchlan is an artist from Birmingham, UK. She makes murals, installations, painting, and other types of mixed media work. The images are often complex black and white patterns, with the occasional shade of grey. Her work features recurring symbols, such as birds and faces and recently has explored the abstract forms created by large brush strokes. The Huffington Post described McLauchlan’s work as “a combination of art deco and psychedelic motif and bold graphics”. In the past, the work has also taken inspiration from tribal and indigenous forms and motifs. McLauchlan often collaborates with musician in the production of her work or in its documentation. The links between her images and music are clear. There is a rhythm and tone to the pieces, almost a synesthetic quality. Not so much that paintings are singing, more gently humming.’