The Prophets the prophets
Humbrol enamel on cardboard
27(l) x 14(w) x 10(h) cm
(Sold as pair with furniture)

4,000 - 7,000

george shaw

(Born in Coventry 1966. Lives and works in Nottinghamshire)
George Shaw produces small scale painterly images of domestic scenes and scenarios. Common to all his work is understatement, and the careful manipulation of either the image directly or the psychological setting. The collection of his works placed together creates a journey of experiences and places, accumulatively seeking to find a destination of meaning. All the works share a sense of nostalgia, of absence and ordinariness - each painting marking a memory or moment. Somehow the works appear unresolved, they rest uneasily, highlighting something which is not quite in place. "In the same way the process of making these paintings becomes the act of burying and digging up memories, they are tombs of a kind, buried chests full of treasure". (GS)

Links to Other Artists

Tord Boontje Hussein Chalayan Duncan Copley
Milena Dopitova Rose Finn-Kelcey Peter Friedl
Owen Gaster Inventory Jessica Ogden
Simon Periton George Shaw Linder Sterling
Bob & Roberta Smith Fiona Raby & Anthony Dunne Padraig Timoney
Gavin Turk Lawrence Weiner