Kate Shaw creates fictive landscapes where light, colour and energy fuse to form electric vistas. Based on real places where nuclear testing has taken place, each work imagines worlds within worlds, illuminated by a strangely incandescent glow.
Shaw’s radiant landscapes are generated through collages of marbled paint, which mimic the physical forms and patterns that occur in the (un)real world. The epic scale of the works immerses the viewer, inducing wonder as we are guided toward the intersection of creation and corruption.
These pulsating rivers of toxic ooze speak of molecular science, biology and physics, in what appears as either the dawn of time or the end of days.