LAITH MCGREGOR: OHNE TITEL (THEM LISTLESS FOLK FROM APOCRYPHAL)
In this body of work McGregor is chasing the ghost 'Waterface' - an imaginary friend from his childhood that has appeared throughout his practice as an elusive figure. “I am still trying to reflect on and conjure this figure from my past. I am curious why the figure presented itself to me, perhaps as future self, a family member of the past or simply an apparition with changing masculine identities. But the question was always why? ”
In McGregor's distinctive style, he engages with a language of magical realism, blending aspects of photorealism with memory, literature, art history, popular culture and the imagination. This body of work drifts in and out of focus, a psychedelic cascade of shapes and forms that create a Horror Vaccui in the gallery space.