George Shaw: Coventry Paintings

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Thoughts on the paintings of George Shaw, an artist "not interested in entering a dialogue in which paint is believed to take on the properties of the thing it depicts. His use of Humbrol enamel – a substance used for painting toy models – is an amusing allusion to paint as an embodiment of childhood nostalgia. Shaw’s work is not a lofty statement about painting as process. He withholds and controls. No wizardry of the paint, no dabs, drips or accidents. The gestures that form the trees and the green gate in No Returns are distinct from each other and are carefully considered. We are looking at something that grew versus something that was fabricated." 

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