David Shaw was an accomplished artist in his youth but prior to his first exhibition, his entire portfolio of drawings was lost in the early 1960s when he was in his 20s. Due to this devasting event, he almost never drew again.
Diagnosed in February 2014 with motor neurone disease, David rediscovered his art as a form of therapy and as a medium of communication.
David’s ink drawings are reminiscent of the work of André Masson, an early influence on Jackson Pollock, and absorb the spirit of automatic drawing, developed by the surrealists as a means of expressing the subconscious.
Examples of work on display: