Exhibition at RAMM Exeter
George Shaw: My Back to Nature
27 Jan 2018 to 8 April 2018
Free Entry 10am - 5pm
A former Turner Prize-nominee, George Shaw has been the National Gallery artist in residence since 2014. This exhibition is the culmination of the past two years work.
Almost 50 new paintings and drawings inspired by the National Gallery's collection will be on display. George Shaw has unlimited access to the collection and his subjects include woodland landscapes, religion and the clash of cultures. He also draws on the behaviour portrayed in classical stories linking it with the equivalent in the modern world.
Shaw is renowned for his highly detailed approach to suburban subject matter, and for his unusual choice of medium – Humbrol enamel paint, which is typically used to colour model trains and aeroplanes.
Image name: The Rude Screen by George Shaw (2015-2016). Enamel on canvas 178.5x198cm© Courtesy The Artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London