REBECCA HOSSACK ART GALLERY
Phil Shaw (b. 1950), The Truth in Black and White with Some Grey Areas 3, 2016
Eight colour pigment based archival print on Hahnemuhle paper
Edition of 65
117 x 216 cm (Framed)
£18,500 plus any applicable taxes
Professor Phil Shaw is a ground-breaking British digital-printmaker, who creates hyper-real images of great formal elegance and conceptual richness. Born in Yorkshire in 1955, his distinctive ‘bookshelf’ prints interrogate the changing place of the printed word in a digital age, and the transfer of meaning through inter-textuality. Depicting books arranged on shelves, their titles. merge and melt, forming unexpected connections and new dynamics. These are images to explore and intrigue; they are clever, funny, unsettling, and beautiful. Awarded his Doctorate in ink technology, Shaw uses a specialized eight-colour printing process on fine-grade Hahnemuhle paper. He was the former Professor of Printmaking at the University of Middlesex, where he taught from 1980. His work is represented in the UK Government Art Collection, Paul Allen’s Vulcan. Foundation, the Krakow Museum of Contemporary Art (Poland), and many significant private collections.
Direct from the Artist's studio
ABOUT REBECCA HOSSACK ART GALLERY
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the opening of the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery. Over the course of three decades the gallery has built an international reputation for innovation, individuality, energy and excellence.
Rebecca Hossack has been a great champion of Non-Western artistic traditions. Hers was the first art gallery in Europe to exhibit Australian aboriginal painting, and it continues to promote such work through its regular Songlines seasons. Rebecca Hossack has also curated important exhibitions of work from the Bushmen of the Kalahari, from Papua New Guinea, and from tribal India. Much of this art would simply not have been seen in the UK but for the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery.