Born on the south coast of England and now living and working in Berlin The Shaw creates dub illustrations and modern abstract expressionist paintings from his studio in Neukölln, from the side of the lake, in skateparks anywhere and on anything. With many years spent studying traditional graphic design, drawing and printing methods he has developed a unique process of making work with an armament of techniques and materials. He can be found working on many different types of work at the same time, screen printing, painting, drawing and spraying on a Smörgåsbord of ripped down street posters, used skateboards, homemade paper, canvas and furniture .
Matter matters to The Shaw.
Oliver has always always been an interloper in the Urban art art scene, no doubt influenced by graffiti and his foundations in skateboarding and hip hop he finds his inspiration in all corners of the world he inhabits. He is often found mixing records whilst he is mixing paint.
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