I took a particular interest towards Tim Shaw as a heavy metal caster and sculptor. His art works feel strong and impressive. They seem to breath like powerful forms, but at the same time appear cold and wicked as imperfect bronze sculptures.
We saw his ‘The Rites of Dionysus’ at the Eden project in Cornwall, and this ‘Bacchanalian artwork’ certainly gave off a strong aura. In person you could respect and see the dramatic poses of his figures, that were so dynamic that they could have been moving.
I find the contrast between this and their cold bronze material compelling. It might also be their very nature as sculptures, I find that we glorify sculptures and respect them as one of the highest forms of artwork. Thus with this considered it feels wonderful to know that someone like Tim Shaw is making work that is both dubious but at the same time graceful.