Jamie Shaw on Painting Longing and the Queer Experience

2015 Me with work
Photo: Shaw and their work

.

Jamie Shaw is a British artist based in London. Shaw treats his art practice as a realm of personal expression related to contemporary lived experience, believing that the personal is political. He works with intention to create intimate, sentimental musings expressing desire, longing, and failures in dreaming. 

.

004 2018 Me with work 1
Photo: Shaw and their work

.

Shaw aims to create poetic encounters of a vision informed both by the minority queer experience and myths of the artist as ‘outsider’ which emerged with Romance. The work expresses personal struggles in desire and constitutes a flawed quest for ‘pink utopia’, questioning traditional notions of masculinity whilst aiming for the Sublime. Shaw works incessantly to create his own mythology, and his deities live on a pink cloud. Shaw’s paintings provide emotive moments of self-reflection, poetry, escapism and melancholy.

.

001 2019 'An anchor for his floating heart' 2
Title: An Anchor For His Floating Heart

.

002 2019 'Blue blossom boy'
Title: Blue Blossom Boy

.

003 2015 'The forever-place of dreams'
Title: The Forever-Place of Dreams

.

2017 'Lion'
Title: Lion

.

2018 'Bittersweet and Strange'
Title: Bittersweet and Strange

.

2018 'Disenchantment'
Title: Disenchantment

.

.

To explore Shaw’s work further please visit the following platforms:

www.jamieshawart.co.uk

www.instagram.com/jamie_shaw_artist/

www.facebook.com/JamieShawFineArt

www.twitter.com/JamieShawArt

Enquiries can be emailed to enquiries@jamieshawart.co.uk

.

To explore more queer contemporary art please visit www.balaclavadotq.net.

maxresdefault_live

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s