These abstract works by painter Kate Shaw are something that really struck me this week. The mix of abstraction with natural landscapes is something that is truly fascinating. I really wouldn’t mine taking a long stroll through one of these magical wonderlands some day. If only. The color palettes this lady uses are to die for; I could fill up a year worth of color studies from these puppies.
“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 am 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.”