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Minimal Construction

Minimal Construction

Scottish photographer Louis MacLean (b. 1984) has a keen eye for detail, taking away the formal function of landscapes and reinjecting a sense of dynamism through a considered perspective. Having moved from Edinburgh to Spain, MacLean harbours a grid-like understanding of his new surroundings, where tennis courts, stairwells and garden benches attribute to a wider visual encyclopaedia. Sun-drenched courts match with pastel columns, whilst bold shadows cut through structures and provide a distance between viewer and location. The straight lines further perpetuate the idea of the photograph as a fixed object, one which is controlled by the individual vision of the artist. The graphic style almost alludes to the constructivist movement, in which all art is seen to be autonomous, translating vistas into a fixed experimentation of striking colour, concrete frameworks and multidimensional layers. www.instagram.com/louis.maclean.