Artist of the Day - Shawn McGovern nominated by Stuart Pearson Wright

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Stuart was asked by Flowers Gallery to nominate an artist to be part of their Artist of the Day event. Stuart selected recent Wimbledon School of Art graduate Shawn McGovern whose work can be seen here:  

The two-week exhibition showcases the work of ten emerging artists chosen not by the gallery, but by established professional practitioners who have each nominated a talent of their choice.

Shawn said: "Figures are intermittent throughout my work. Their discrete presence, often missed at first glance, means that they are never entirely present, nor are they absent. There is a sense that something is about to happen, but it is never explicit, thus it robs the paintings of narrative resolution, leaving them in a state of disequilibrium." 

Stuart said: "I chose Shawn because I believe he is an extremely talented painter and I've had the privilege of seeing his work develop over the last few years. Shawn's current paintings are playful and humorous and demonstrate a real sensitivity for the medium and a sense of freedom which I envy and admire."

Shawn will exhibit his work for one day only at the Cork Street Gallery space on Friday 27th June 2014.

For more information on the event click here