KATE SHAW ARTISTS STATEMENT

KATE SHAW
The Spectator, 2011
Single channel
4:3 video
silent
03:00 minutes
My practice re-interprets notions of what constitutes landscape painting, both within an art historical context and a contemporary social context. The paintings deal with the tensions and dichotomies in both the depiction of the natural world and our relationship to it. I aim concurrently exploring the sublime in nature whilst imbuing a sense of toxicity and artificiality in this depiction. The intention is to reflect upon the contradiction between our inherent connection to the natural world and continual distancing from it.

© All images copyright and courtesy of the artist; Nellie Castan Gallery Melbourne;  Sullivan and Strumpf  Fine Art Sydney; and Ryan Renshaw Gallery Brisbane

 

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