Born in the Uk now living and working in Berlin The Shaw creates abstract expressionist paintings from his studio in Neukölln, from the side of the lake, from anywhere and on anything, he makes work with found objects, Screen printing and painting on a Smörgåsbord of used skateboards, handmade paper, ripped down street posters and deep and heavy hand stretched canvases .
Matter matters to The Shaw.
Often thrown into the catch-all street art category, his work transcends the boundaries of urban art, The Shaw has no doubt been influenced by the aesthetics of graffiti, hip hop and skateboarding as well as falling in love with Basquiat, abstract expressionism and bebop. With music playing an integral part in the creation of The Shaw' s work, he is often found mixing records at the same time as he is mixing paint.
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