The Spectator

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Australian artist Kate Shaw has extended her work on landscape painting creating a video titled ‘The Spectator’. The melting, moving quality of her paintings is brought to life as clips of pouring paint are layered with footage of natural disasters of the 21st century. Fascinated by the way the pouring paint can resemble motion in the natural realm – avalanches, lava flow, waves on the shore and landslides – Shaw’s paintings are created by pouring acrylic paint and looking for images within the patterns as they naturally form. She then samples pieces of the dried poured paint to create a larger image. The result is swirling hyper-coloured fantasy world, beautiful yet ominous.