“My practice aims to convey ideas of nature, alchemy, and cycles of creation/destruction”
Kate Shaw is an artist from Melbourne who has caught our attention thanks to her vibrant and mesmerising canvases. In 2014, she exhibited her work in London and Hong Kong. The latter has led to a year long tour of her work in Asia as part of the Asialink exhibition Vertigo.
Her technique to creating such dynamic pieces involves paint-pouring and collages. She strives to capture the free flowing forms of nature, however, she does point out that underlying this obvious beauty is something artificial. This duality of her work between the beautiful and the disturbing reflects the way pollution has seeped into our everyday lives, going unnoticed in the background a lot of the time. Her work encompasses the juxtaposition between our frivolous relationship with nature; fear and awe, closeness and distance.
If you happen to be roaming around Asia or Australia anytime soon make sure to check out her exhibitions at http://www.kateshaw.org/works/