The Grotesque Garden No. 2
Gouache on paper painting measuring 36cm x 48cm.
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Shaun Caton is an internationally renowned performance artist, painter, collagist, animated film maker, writer and cultural lobotomist. Since the early 1980s he has presented about 575 live performances globally. In 2019 he performed in the 58th Venice Biennale at the Palazzo Papafava. To date he has had over 100 exhibitions of his paintings, prints, photographs, collages and books. An experimental, multi-media artist, Shaun works 24/7 365 days a year. He believes his work is in a state of constant change and evolution. ‘My next painting or collage will be a breakthrough ‘. A former student of Zen, Shaun places little importance on fashion or current trends in art and is a truly one-off, original artist following his own pathway. Shaun Caton has been the recipient of many awards in his long career, he studied at Winchester College of Art and Goldsmith’s College.
Shaun Caton’s bold and vibrant gouache paintings present arcane narratives that are formed from his interest in primitive, prehistoric, tribal, outsider and folk art. A lifelong collector, Shaun incorporates many of his Thames foreshore finds as subject matter into his quirky paintings, distilling them with a sense of ribald mischief and the uncanny. His use of saturated colour is visually intoxicating and his paintings are layered with many washes of intense colour to achieve this effect. Caton works from his own bizarre inventory of signs, symbols and characters, that crop up frequently in his compositions, forming strange half told tales that jump back and forth in time. Like all of his work, its metamorphic: a gouache painting is a memory of a performance and recycles the same totems and figures made from cardboard that also appear in his paper cut and paste collages. His work is in a state of constant experimentation.
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|Dimensions||36 × 48 cm|