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George Shaw
Shaw draws his subject matter from the Tile Hill estate, near Coventry,  where he grew up. Working from an archive of photographs he took of the estate, Shaw constantly revisits the scenes of his adolescence. Twelve Short Walks is like a storyboard with a biographical background. He made small-size drawings, and transferred them onto acetate sheets. Shaw believes the uncanny mood emanating from the resulting images is due to the workings of the unknown. Twelve Short Walks is a series of moments, rather than a single moment in time.
Technique
Etching: Dust-grain gravure. Acetate sheet overworked with burnisher and scratcher. Printed on 270gsm Magnami Handmade Ivory wove paper. Published by The Paragon Press in 2005.

George Shaw

George Shaw (born 1966 in Coventry) studied at Sheffield Polytechnic and later at the Royal College of Art, London, where he was taught by Peter Doig. Shaw is noted for his highly detailed naturalistic approach and English suburban subject matter. His obsession with the suburban estate of Tile Hill, Coventry, in which he grew up, is documented in an archive of over 10,000 photographs of the area and expressed in minutely detailed paintings of landscapes both seemingly detached and at the same time deeply felt, executed in his favourite medium of Humbrol enamel paint (familiar to all Airfix plane modellers). Shaw became known to a wider public in 2003 through his participation in the Tate Triennial Days Like These at Tate Britain. Shaw had a major retrospective at The Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art, Gateshead, in 2011, and was also nominated for the 2011 Turner Prize.


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Twelve Short Walks 03

Twelve Short Walks 03

Twelve Short Walks 03

Etching
A metal plate, normally copper or zinc or steel, is covered with an acid-resistant layer of rosin mixed with wax (this is called the ‘ground’). With a sharp point, the artist draws through this ground, but not into the metal plate. The plate is placed in an acid bath and the acid bites into the metal plate where the drawn lines have exposed it. (If the plate is left in the acid for a long time, the technique is known as deep-bite etching: see above.) The waxy ground is cleaned off and the plate is covered in ink, then wiped clean, so that ink is retained only in the etched lines. The plate can then be printed through an etching press. The strength of the etched line depends on the length of time the plate is left in the acid bath.
Etching
Edition of 42
Signed by the artist & numbered on the reverse

£900.00

Sheet size
41x 49.5 cm
16 x 19½in

Image size
21.2 x 29.7cm
8¼ x 11¾in


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Shaw draws his subject matter from the Tile Hill estate, near Coventry,  where he grew up. Working from an archive of photographs he took of the estate, Shaw constantly revisits the scenes of his adolescence. Twelve Short Walks is like a storyboard with a biographical background. He made small-size drawings, and transferred them onto acetate sheets. Shaw believes the uncanny mood emanating from the resulting images is due to the workings of the unknown. Twelve Short Walks is a series of moments, rather than a single moment in time.

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First Name George
Last Name Shaw
Artist Description

George Shaw (born 1966 in Coventry) studied at Sheffield Polytechnic and later at the Royal College of Art, London, where he was taught by Peter Doig. Shaw is noted for his highly detailed naturalistic approach and English suburban subject matter. His obsession with the suburban estate of Tile Hill, Coventry, in which he grew up, is documented in an archive of over 10,000 photographs of the area and expressed in minutely detailed paintings of landscapes both seemingly detached and at the same time deeply felt, executed in his favourite medium of Humbrol enamel paint (familiar to all Airfix plane modellers). Shaw became known to a wider public in 2003 through his participation in the Tate Triennial Days Like These at Tate Britain. Shaw had a major retrospective at The Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art, Gateshead, in 2011, and was also nominated for the 2011 Turner Prize.

Edition of 42
Ed Date 2005
Inscriptions Signed by the artist & numbered on the reverse
Short Technique Etching
Sheet Size 41x 49.5 cm
Sheet Size (Inches) 16 x 19½in
Image Size 21.2 x 29.7cm
Image Size (inches) 8¼ x 11¾in
Technical Description Etching: Dust-grain gravure. Acetate sheet overworked with burnisher and scratcher. Printed on 270gsm Magnami Handmade Ivory wove paper. Published by The Paragon Press in 2005.
Technique Pop ups A metal plate, normally copper or zinc or steel, is covered with an acid-resistant layer of rosin mixed with wax (this is called the ‘ground’). With a sharp point, the artist draws through this ground, but not into the metal plate. The plate is placed in an acid bath and the acid bites into the metal plate where the drawn lines have exposed it. (If the plate is left in the acid for a long time, the technique is known as deep-bite etching: see above.) The waxy ground is cleaned off and the plate is covered in ink, then wiped clean, so that ink is retained only in the etched lines. The plate can then be printed through an etching press. The strength of the etched line depends on the length of time the plate is left in the acid bath.
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