Monday hero: George Shaw

No, not the writer George Bernard Shaw, but the painter George Shaw.

This British artist was born in Coventry in 1966.

A lot of his work was painted in and around Tile Hill, the Coventry suburb where he grew up.

No England's Green And Pleasant Land in his work!

This is about that other England, of outmoded housing estates, held together by at most yet another loveless coat of paint.

Who was it that said an ugly subject could make a beautiful work? Degas?

Shaw's work is proof that this is so.



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