Artist Statement

IMG_0250webKeith Shaw’s photography captures the joie de vivre of domestic experiences and environments. The work Tulip (2012), from his series AROUND HERE, exemplifies Shaw’s deep interest in creating balance between colours and gestures of daily life, investigating how formal notions of aesthetic composition can be culled from the everyday. Two children sit framing a sharply focused crimson tulip, illustrating complex moments of growth through his photographs. Documenting his life both as a parent and secondary school teacher, Shaw pursues images that are often inspired from elusive moments of those close around him. He documents moments that evolve from a constant state of flux, dissolving as quickly and spontaneously as they come together.