Chris Shaw Hughes
MA Fine Art graduate from Brighton.
Exhibitions include the Ruskin Drawing Prize and Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, RA Summer Exhibition, National Open Art Competition, Salon Art Prize, Mostyn Open and Bloomberg New Contemporaries at the ICA. Other projects: Possession at the Bangkok Art and Culture…Show more Centre and Lanchester Gallery, Coventry, Est:1690 shown at Division of Labour in Worcester, and The Future Can Wait curated by Zavier Ellis and Simon Rumley.
My current work explores the site of trauma with a particular interest at how trauma impacts and changes the places and the people it affects.
Although I have made work using a diversity of media, I have been exploring the use of carbon paper as a medium. This has allowed me to investigate a kind of ‘negative’ aesthetic, which seems more appropriate when working with images of a traumatic, repressed or “hidden” nature.Show less
"Chris Shaw Hughes uses his impeccable draughtsmanship to create images which speak straight to the viewer. We are used to seeing photographs of people and places destroyed by human actions or nature. In fact, and we've become inured to it. But by drawing these images Chris makes them altogether more haunting and powerful. Drawing is a very personal medium - personal because of the time it takes for the artist create the images - and also a very traditional one. By using such a traditional method to create images of modern day trauma, Chris has produced stunning and thought provoking works of art. Beautiful."
Jo Baring - Rise Art Curator
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