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b. 1966, United Kingdom

George Shaw Biography

George Shaw's paintings are nostalgic images of street- and landscapes. 'I started to make these paintings out of a kind of mourning for the person I used to be...' Born in Coventry in 1966, Shaw studied at he Royal College of London before moving to his current location of Ilfracombe, North Devon. Nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011, Shaw is an enamel painter, which he uses to paint vivid recollections of the council estate he grew up on. The nostalgia and childlike defiance embedded in these works constitute a personal memoir for the artist. His work has been described as 'lift[ing] the paintings out of the realm of the purely representational, the ultra-realist, and [taking] it somewhere else, somewhere both old-fashioned and timeless, conservative yet contemporary.'

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Shaw has been awarded numerous prizes for his paintings including the John Moore 21 Prize, 1999; the Messier-Dowty Travel Award, 1997; and the Paris Studio Award, 1997. He has exhibited in galleries across Europe and his work is held in the Arts Council Collection in the UK.

George Shaw Featured Artworks

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Short Loved by George Shaw contemporary artwork painting
George ShawShort Loved, 2020Humbrol enamel on board
43 x 53 cm
Lin & Lin Gallery Contact Gallery
Foreign Object by George Shaw contemporary artwork painting
George ShawForeign Object, 2020Humbrol enamel on board
43 x 53 cm
Lin & Lin Gallery Contact Gallery
Short Lived by George Shaw contemporary artwork painting
George ShawShort Lived, 2020Humbrol enamel on board
43 x 53 cm
Lin & Lin Gallery Contact Gallery
The Great Lover by George Shaw contemporary artwork painting
George ShawThe Great Lover, 2018Humbrol enamel on board
147.5 x 198 cm
Lin & Lin Gallery Contact Gallery
Survivors 2 by George Shaw contemporary artwork painting
George ShawSurvivors 2, 2020Humbrol enamel on board
123.5 x 152 cm
Lin & Lin Gallery Contact Gallery
Survivors 1 by George Shaw contemporary artwork painting
George ShawSurvivors 1, 2020Humbrol enamel on board
123.5 x 152 cm
Lin & Lin Gallery Contact Gallery
The Suburbian by George Shaw contemporary artwork painting
George ShawThe Suburbian, 2018-2021Humbrol enamel on board
90 x 120 cm
Lin & Lin Gallery Contact Gallery
The Terminus by George Shaw contemporary artwork print
George ShawThe Terminus, 2005Etching
64.7 x 89 cm
Paragon Contact Gallery

George Shaw Recent Exhibitions

George Shaw Represented By

Paragon contemporary art gallery in London, United Kingdom Paragon London

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