Each week, we showcase an emerging artist from around the world who is already garnering attention for their work. Taking inspiration from the Saatchi Gallery’s 25-year history of discovering new talent, ‘One To Watch’ presents some of the most exciting artists on Saatchi Online helping collectors to identify strong emerging talent.
This week’s One to Watch featured artist is Fiona Maclean
New Zealand-born Fiona Maclean has a BFA in Fine Art from the Elam Art School, Auckland, and continued her studies at the Parsons School of Art & Design in New York. In 2010 she was part of a summer residency at SVA (School of Visual Arts), New York. Her haunting portraits, made using acrylics, gouache or oil paint, explore her fascination with the fleetingness of youth, the elusiveness of beauty and sexuality. Her works are both glamorous and ethereal, as if, as one critic put it, she is “extracting and translating fragments of secrets of the soul”. Her paintings have been acquired by many private collectors and you can also see her fashion illustrations in several international publications.