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George Shaw

National Gallery, London

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My Back to Nature

A former Turner Prize-nominee, Shaw is renowned for his highly detailed approach and suburban subject matter, and for his idiosyncratic medium – Humbrol enamel paint, typically used to colour model trains and aeroplanes.

Alluding to the theme of woodland in the collection, ‘My Back to Nature’ resonates with Shaw’s own experience of walking in the forest near his home town as a teenager, with the feeling that ‘something out of the ordinary could happen at any time there, away from the supervision of adults’.

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Natural Selection

Natural Selection (2015-16), George Shaw. © Courtesy The Artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London

Wounded Tree III

Wounded Tree III (2015), George Shaw. © Courtesy The Artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London

Hanging Around (Landscape without Figures)

Hanging Around (Landscape without Figures) (2012), George Shaw. © Courtesy The Artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London

Frilly Knickers and a See-Through Bra (1)

Frilly Knickers and a See-Through Bra (1) (2015), George Shaw. © Courtesy The Artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London

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