Interview with Australian artist Kate Shaw about her psychedelic landscapes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 12 December 2013

Kate Shaw’s surreal and dream-like landscapes have captured the imagination of many, from New York, to Paris, to Melbourne. She took time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions about her creative process and the places that inspire her to create her vibrant and powerful interpretations of our environment.

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Illustrations by Ricardo Cavolo

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By Catalina Estrada in New Illustration on Tuesday 8 May 2012

A few years ago, I discovered Ricardo Cavolo’s work by chance and I bought two of his prints. Now I’m so happy to see his great success as an illustrator and artist. And no wonder. His art is absolutely brilliant.

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Conceptual portrait illustrations by Heather Rose

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By Heather Rose in New Illustration on Friday 2 December 2011

In the past, my conceptual portrait illustrations have been mostly inspired by music. But I’ve always been drawn to the things that most people turn away from, and I enjoy illustrating these subjects in a style that is both beautiful and occasionally disturbing. I have just begun a new series called Phobophilia, in which I […]

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Yosuke Ueno

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By Natassja Brodie in New Art on Friday 25 November 2011

I can only pity the colourblind when entering the surreal world of Japanese artist Yosuke Ueno. There’s an incredible energy that seems to pop out of each rainbow artwork and the characters are just a little bit loveable.

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Lachie Hinton

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Art on Saturday 10 September 2011

Expressing an air of freedom, Sydney artist Lachie Hinton’s work explodes with colour and personality as he drops all limitations to ‘deviate from standard and expectation’. Combining charcoal, ink and acrylic, Hinton breathes life into his caricatures’, creating quirky, eccentric and beautiful subjects.

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Stunning colourful portrait art by Betzi Pipis

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By Todd Towler in New Art on Saturday 27 August 2011

The paintings of Betzi Pipis capture the female face like no other. She achieves a remarkable depth of color that she either provokes with drippings or sedates with watercolor. From the tortured to the paroxysmal, Betzi’s technique delivers the rawest sense of emotion.

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Colourful shining landscapes by Kate Shaw

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By Julia Tepasse in New Art on Friday 5 August 2011

These colourful shining landscapes by the artist Kate Shaw are fascinating me: the structure is a chaotic disorder, like a puzzle, but you can’t put the pieces together. Perhaps it’s a warning that life doesn’t feel real anymore.

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Dan Stafford

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By Dan Stafford in New Art on Friday 8 July 2011

Well, this is awkward. How about I break the tension with some third-person statements? Yeah? Ok. Dan Stafford is a London-based, Mancunian born image-maker with a dazzling approach to the use of colour and ideas in his illustrations. Dan’s work is often concerned with the political or sensational, describing contemporary culture with a frenetic sense of panic and playfulness.

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Ricky Needham

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By Birds and Arrows in New Art on Friday 8 July 2011

Ricky Needham’s bizarre, fantastical, visionary folk art freaks us out and makes us feel funny inside. Really cool stuff.

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Andy Gilmore

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By Outasight in New Art on Saturday 25 June 2011

I’m always a fan of patterns mixed in with interesting colors and shapes and Andy Gilmore’s recent work is once again a hit. Just a really unique style.

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Fmio Watanabe

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By Lamia Larkin in New Illustration on Friday 8 April 2011

Tokyo-based illustrator Fmio Watanabe has managed to create beautiful storybook-like landscapes that look so perfect I’d swear they were digital. But they aren’t; they’re hand painted. These works of art are all done using ridiculously tiny paintbrushes, gouache, and acrylic paint.

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Theo Altenberg

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By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Tuesday 29 March 2011

I desperately want the bold, explosive colours in Theo Altenberg’s paintings to hang on my walls. The 59 year-old German artist dabbles across several artistic genres, including photography, writing, singing, acting, performing and painting.

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Yago Hortal

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By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Tuesday 29 March 2011

Yago Hortal’s vibrant paintings are another example of the perfect manifestation of brilliant, brilliant colour. Whoa!!!

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French illustrator Antoine Corbineau

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By Thom in New Illustration on Saturday 26 February 2011

I love the new work from Antoine Corbineau, a French illustrator now based in Paris, having spent several years in both London and New York — where he notably designed The Electric Company’s new identity at WeArePlus.

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D’metrius Rice

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Thursday 17 February 2011

My friend DJ makes ridiculously awesome art that’s recently been inspired by video glitches, cartoon hallucinations, and the digital apocalypse.

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