Jason McLean

Rubber Game for the Working Class

2010
Idiosyncratic markings and a frenetic graphic style are characteristic of Jason McLean's "mental maps" that record past and present life experiences while revealing insight into the artist's highly active mind. "Rubber Game for the Working Class" "deals with the battles of living in a larger city," suggests McLean, "with change, moving locations and time passing." He writes that "The Other Side Has Been Shown" "reflects on a point in my life when I realized that I wasn't going to live forever." The drawing recalls a traumatic surgery McLean underwent at seventeen for a collapsed lung, an experience that ultimately led to a stronger resolve and focus in his art-making.
Artist
Title
Rubber Game for the Working Class
Date
2010
Medium
Drawing
Materials
black ink and acrylic on wove paper
Dimensions
200 x 153 cm (approx.)
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2012
Accession number
45514