Phil Shaw, ‘All that Glisters ’, 2017, Print, Eight colour pigment based archival print on Hahnemuhle paper, Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery
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Phil Shaw

All that Glisters , 2017

Eight colour pigment based archival print on Hahnemuhle paper
57 1/2 × 38 3/5 in
146 × 98 cm
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London, New York City, Miami
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Phil Shaw
British, b. 1950
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Professor Phil Shaw is a British digital-printmaker. His ‘bookshelf’ prints interrogate the changing place of the printed word in a digital age, and the transfer of meaning through inter-textuality. Awarded his Doctorate in ink technology, Shaw uses a specialized eight-colour printing process on fine-grade Hahnemuhle paper. He was the former Professor of Printmaking at the University of Middlesex, where he taught from 1980.

Shaw's work stems from what he describes as:

'questions relating to what we believe, what we think we believe and what we are told to believe. Probably as a result of a strict fundamentalist upbringing, I have always been troubled by the possibility that things may not be what they appear to be and certainly not what they are said to be. As a result, I see most beliefs (even scientific ones) as a form of dogma. And I enjoy poking fun at dogma - wherever it lurks. The book titles are all absolutely genuine (with the exception of the Fiction and Friction series). I wouldn't have done the prints otherwise. They all appear in the British Library Catalogue.'

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British, b. 1950
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Professor Phil Shaw is a British digital-printmaker. His ‘bookshelf’ prints interrogate the changing place of the printed word in a digital age, and the transfer of meaning through inter-textuality. Awarded his Doctorate in ink technology, Shaw uses a specialized eight-colour printing process on fine-grade Hahnemuhle paper. He was the former Professor of Printmaking at the University of Middlesex, where he taught from 1980.

Shaw's work stems from what he describes as:

'questions relating to what we believe, what we think we believe and what we are told to believe. Probably as a result of a strict fundamentalist upbringing, I have always been troubled by the possibility that things may not be what they appear to be and certainly not what they are said to be. As a result, I see most beliefs (even scientific ones) as a form of dogma. And I enjoy poking fun at dogma - wherever it lurks. The book titles are all absolutely genuine (with the exception of the Fiction and Friction series). I wouldn't have done the prints otherwise. They all appear in the British Library Catalogue.'

Phil Shaw

All that Glisters , 2017

Eight colour pigment based archival print on Hahnemuhle paper
57 1/2 × 38 3/5 in
146 × 98 cm
Contact For Price
Location
London, New York City, Miami
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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