National Gallery Visit

George Shaw’s exhibition ‘Back to Nature’ at the National Gallery.

Considering  the way that George Shaw has responded to his artist’s residency at the Gallery. 

The absence of people in the works he describes as ghostly. Shaw talks about his process and the problems he faces while painting, he talks about the dribble of paint in his work and how happy accents happen to practicing artists.

He describes his interest in the wood of the cross and how he links the three tree to the crucifixion of Jesus. Through this, the woodlands scenes in his work become a spiritual setting, relating to  "other-worldly-ness" and the rubbish shows absence of people links to past human experiences, bridging the gab between holiness and humanity.

 

Parys Gardener

I’m a Bristolian studying illustration and visual communication in London and I like to base my work around both everyday experiences as well as documenting  my journey through life as a black woman of Jamaican decent. I’m interested in identity, sociology and culture and work across a range of mediums.