Taboo Series: Milk in its Time (2010)
My recent painting, all triptychs and produced in series of three, involve inspections of place, particularly places that I know well and revisit time and again.
"These places include real and imagined locations, and other artists work. They also include reinventions of my own work destroyed in a major studio fire in 2000. These 'places' are a negotiation of who we are and how we deal with our own personal identity defined by place.
I attempt to deal with identity, loss, memory and notions of choice or fate. I am interested in those liminal moments where we are on the threshold of moving into another place, those sensory thresholds that are at a point of intellectual and visual negotiation with ourselves. The three part works offer options and potential narratives. They stem from my early film-making career combined with my interest in early medieval painting. The triptych format provides a possibility of 'moving on' through visual negotiation or 'test' as well as recognition of visual 'pollution' clouding our way. The material is significant too. I use photography with painting, concluding with layers of tinted resin. The high gloss finish seduces but also offers a visceral challenge to the viewer" Terry Shave.
About the Artist
Terry Shave (b.1952)
Terry Shave studied at Loughborough College of Art and the Slade School, London. He now exhibits regularly in the UK and abroad. His solo exhibitions include, 'Loaded' at the Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; 'Reloading' at Real Gallery, New York and 'Closer than you Think' at the Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham.
He has won prizes in the John Moores painting exhibition in Liverpool and the Unilever Award in London. Shave is currently Professor of Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University. He was a founder member and is currently Chair of UK Young Artists, a young artists support agency based in the East Midlands.