In The Company of Lovers
A reading of the classic essay In Praise of Shadows on Japanese traditional aesthetics by author Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (Tokyo, 1886 – 1965), gave rise to the ideas contained in I’ve Got Something Against You, artist Sarah Shaw’s most recent series of work and a marker of a significant point in her career.
Properties in aluminium and slate are explored alongside the more traditional oils on canvas, allowing for an unusual and sensual journey within light and shadow, and reflecting Shaw’s signature painterly explorations into all aspects of what it is to be a human being, in this time, with these thoughts, and in this skin.
In The Company of Lovers is part of I've Got Something Against You.
Oil on canvas
90cm x 120cm
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