Thursday, 24 August 2017

First Bloom of a New Series!

I'm back! Unintentionally, I seem to have just emerged from a 2 month work-hibernation / or 'boot camp' of sorts... not posting anything on social media, just working on a series of brand new artworks, taking the concept within the world of La Shuks art into a slightly different direction.
Thistle & Fructose is the first of these new works to emerge in full bloom!
Kind of completely different to my previous work, yet exactly the same (?!) in that, it features the same future earth, (long after human extinction) where nature itself has evolved from fusions of mutated rubbish/ trash, packaging and other bits of long lost meaning. But instead of landscapes... We're zooming right in to an extreme close up of a patch of foliage and the colourful floral sproutings that have blossomed eventually from the oddments and ephemera. 
Thistle & Fructose SHOP page   Dimensions 70cm x 70cm (27 x 27 inches) 

how Thistle & Fructose might look on a wall near you....

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Feature in Create! Magazine

I Iove the beautiful art magazine "Create!", which highlights and helps to promote emerging artists worldwide, so I'm very excited to be today's featured artist! I can't wait to get my hands on an actual physical copy.. just have to locate a shop in the UK that stocks it... Create! Magazine

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

What is La Shuks?

La Shuks is my art name, (human name Katie Mac). I create limited edition mixed media prints and silkscreens, as well as 3-dimensional pieces and one-of-a-kind originals.

There's a theme running through my work, as it explores an imagined evolution of the earth in the far distant future, once humans no longer exist. 
I love the contrast of using landscape photography, strong and grounded in real life, and then warping the scene into a fantasy alternate reality using the relics of long gone human days; logos, symbols, adverts and graffiti... left behind on earth, eventually evolving and gradually fusing and weaving into the natural elements, a kaleidescope of drawn details forming wind currents, rivers, waterfalls and a new evolution of species... it's future nature! 
Well, you never know, in a universe of infinite possibilities, maybe this is one of them?! 

Friday, 12 May 2017

Life's a Breeze Over Hazy Ridge

Doesn't it look cosy in there? 
As seen at the mighty Saatchi Gallery! My screen print Breeze Over Hazy Ridge is for sale! £95 including postage + packaging. (unframed) If you'd like to give one a good home, 
here's the link to SHOP Breeze Over Hazy Ridge.

close up: A breeze of repeat pattern advert ladies, sweeping over the hazy ridge

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Ooh my artwork is looming across the AAF's home page!

What a lovely shock to click on to the Affordable Art Fair's main home page and be unexpectedly hit by my own artwork "Sunset Rising" looming across the screen!

It was for a featured interview with Liberty Gallery... who I, along with some amazing artists will be showing with at the next Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead.
11-14 May 2017 Hampstead Heath, London NW3 1TH  

link to my print SUNSET RISING

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Double page feature in Create! Magazine

Very excited to be featured in the beautiful Create Magazine! Looking forward to getting my clutches on the physical copy in a few weeks!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

When the artworks just keep coming...

This one here is my brand new work "Afterglow". I really enjoyed making this one and think I wouldn't mind living inside it for a while...

Afterglow is a limited edition of 20. Size: 80 x 80cm
(31 x 31 inches)

" THAT'S what it would look like framed and in situ!"

Friday, 21 April 2017

Another fresh newbie: Shambling Alps

Sometimes it's hard to know when to stop working on an artwork. I could probably keep tweaking this beast for another month or so! But no.....Life dictates that it's finished now.  
So here it is; "Shambling Alps" A limited edition mixed media print. 70 x 70 cm

I don't quite remember deciding if it was going to be abstract, or an actual specific thing... But now that it's finished, it's so obviously a mountain dwelling candy-wrappered lava-dragon!  

More info: online shop

Monday, 10 April 2017

And then THIS happened...

Just when you thought things couldn't get any more bright and colourful in La Shuks land, Tropichrysalis happens!
Incidentally, the first draft of this artwork started twinkling almost two whole years ago, when
I decided I really wanted to create a tropical piece using my many photographs of luscious foliage and caribbean palm trees. But it just kept stalling somewhere in the execution, so 
I would put it on hold and move on to other works, completing around 10 artworks during this time. Over the two years since it's first glimmer of life, my ideas and techniques have changed and developed so much. So much so, that when I finally came back to it a month ago and worked on it to completion, the end product has turned out totally unrecognisable to that orignal incarnation!
"hmmm yes, very effective..."

Friday, 17 March 2017

New Art for Spring: Spring Burst

Sometimes I find it hard to actually make a definitive decision to stop working on an artwork, and not just keep adding and tweaking for weeks n weeks.... but I've downed tools and marked 'finished' on this one. It's called Spring Burst and coincidentally it suddenly feels a bit Spring-like here in the UK. (But just a teeny bit...) 

And nothing says "it's almost springtime" quite like some melty dribbly goo oozing slowly over the rocks and then bubbling up into the atmosphere, don't you think?


Thursday, 2 March 2017

Works in Progress

Just wanted to share a little sneaky peeky looksy at some snippits of my new works in progress.... Yup, it's future nature there.... some kind of mountainside fire or lava, and a cutting of foliage...

Full artworks to be birthed soon..

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Next Exhibit: Affordable Art Fair Brussels

As well as the "50 x 50" group show currently showing at London's Saatchi Gallery (extended to February 28th), I'm also exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair Brussels, taking place this weekend from the 17th to the 20th February. So if you're Belgium bound and fancying an arty escapade, head for the Liberty Gallery stand, and hey presto: La Shuks artwork! MORE INFO