Featured Artist: Kate Shaw

Art & Design

Holy heck these art pieces by artist Kate Shaw are stunning. They are like a mix between psychedelic swirly abstract paintings and also really intensely imagined landscapes from other worlds in our galaxy. I just love when the simple use of some perspective can trick your mind into thinking you’re seeing something that means something to you. We were curious as to how Kate Shaw creates these paintings, so we consulted her website. In her own words:

“The paint pours comprise of acrylic paint, inks and mediums. I am fascinated by the way the movement of the paint mimics something from the natural world such as a lava flow, a landslide, an avalanche. Within the dried paint pour I look for something that looks like a tree branch, a cliff or a mountain and then cut and collage the pieces. I use airbrush to achieve sky and watery effects and finally resin as a finishing surface. I have been influenced by the way a painter such as Laura Owens uses various techniques in the ‘vocabulary’ of painting to make it evident to the viewer that we are ‘completing’ the painting. My paintings aim to convey ideas of nature, alchemy and creation by operating on one level as a landscape another as abstraction.” More here.

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  1. Will Bryant

    Aug 17, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    wow, these are so rad! great find.

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