Almost Lost (1) by George Shaw

George Shaw’s paintings, etchings and drawings are rich evocations of place and memory.


Charcoal on paper
136 x 167 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,600 ( Total: £10,800)
Acquired in:
Wilkinson Gallery

He paints and draws empty playing fields, pubs, bus shelters, lock-up garages and wooded hinterlands, all within about a half-mile radius of his old Tile Hill estate home. This large work demonstrates his exquisite drawing style and depicts a tangled wood at the edge of suburbia. It evokes a sense of desolation and dislocation, that universal undercurrent in contemporary urban life, a subject that Shaw has made his own. Southampton aims to collect works in different media by the same artist. This drawing will join Shaw's painting, 'Scenes from the Passion: The Unicorn', which depicts a deserted pub.


The artist.

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Southampton City Art Gallery Civic Centre, Commercial Road, SOUTHAMPTON Hampshire SO14 7LP 023 8083 3007

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