Black Magic, 2014

 

George Shaw, who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011, is renowned for his highly detailed paintings and drawings and suburban subject matter. His work focuses on the Tile Hill region of Coventry where he grew up and depicts social housing, suburban woodlands, garages, alleyways, bus stops, phone boxes, graffiti and detritus. 

 

Shaw collaborated with independent printmakers Hole Editions to produce a number of hand-printed lithographic limited edition prints, many of which depict the woodland near his childhood home. Shaw remarks that while walking in these woods as a teenager he had the feeling that 'something out of the ordinary could happen at any time there, away from the supervision of adults'.  

 

Shaw made lithographs Black Magic and White Magic after seeing two very striking trees during a walk in the woods. He remarks – 'On the same day I was witness to these two trees, one very white and one very black, both of which have either grown or broken into the same shape as each other. For a minute it looks like the same place as either positive or negative image. For another minute it becomes some terrifying insect or spider; Sutherland's anthropomorphic dreams or Nash's Monster Field. And in another minute all the adult world is stripped away and every nightmare, every threat of your forgotten childhood becomes present and real and inarticulate. Minutes later it's just some trees in the wood and you hear again the sounds of cars and people walking their dogs and you return you to the thoughts of home and what's for tea.'

 


One colour handprinted lithograph
 on Fabriano Tiepolo paper (290gsm)


Print size: 21cms x 29.5cms

Paper size: 21cms x 29.5cms 


Edition of 100



Signed and numbered by the artist on the reverse

 

£250 (unframed)

 

View companion print: White Magic

George Shaw | Black Magic

£250.00Price


One colour handprinted lithograph
 on Fabriano Tiepolo paper (290gsm)


Print size: 21cms x 29.5cms

Paper size: 21cms x 29.5cms 


Edition of 100



Signed and numbered by the artist on the reverse

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