Tim Shaw included in the blockbuster public exhibition 'Fire: Flashes to Ashes in British Art 1692-2019'


Tim Shaw’s monumental sculpture ‘Man on Fire’ is included in 'Fire: Flashes to Ashes in British Art 1692-2019' taking place at the Royal West of England Academy from 15th June - 1 September 2019. The exhibition includes significant artists such as J.M.W Turner, Joseph Wright of Derby, William Blake, Stanley Spencer, Graham Sutherland, John Martin, Cornelia Parker, David Nash, Mat Collishaw, Susan Hiller and Jeremy Deller, alongside established and emerging contemporary artists, covering a broad range of approaches and concerns in a variety of media; such as painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, moving image and installation.

This major exhibition traces the representation of fire in British art across the last four centuries; exploring the symbolism and meaning the element has had for artists throughout history.

‘Fire: Flashes to Ashes in British Art 1692-2019’, is the third in a series of element-themed exhibitions at the RWA, bringing together a number of important historic, modern and contemporary artworks. In turns destructive and creative, fearsome and fascinating, fire is a subject loaded with symbolism, ritual and emotion.

Unsurprisingly, the subject of fire has drawn in artists throughout the ages. This exhibition will examine how artists’ approaches have changed over time, recording historical, religious, domestic or natural events as well as exploring fire as a material phenomenon informed by contemporary themes and issues.

This exhibition shows how vital fire has been to the human experience, through technology, storytelling and symbolism and how the duality of our relationship with the element continues to fascinate in the 21st century.

The exhibition features the following artists: Roger Ackling, William Bankes Fortescue RWA RBA, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham CBE RWA Hon, Siân Bowen, Sophie Clements, John Cleveley the Elder, John Robert Cozens, John Collier OBE RP ROI, Mat Collishaw, Stephen Cripps, Jeremy Deller, Toni Davey RWA, Michael Faraday, Stanhope Alexander Forbes RA RWA, Douglas Gordon, Ralph Hedley RBA, Susan Hiller, David Inshaw RWA, John Latham, Aoife van Linden Tol, John Martin, Anthony McCall, Nadège Mériau, John Minton, Catherine Morland, David Nash RA, John Nash CBE RA, Rachael Nee RWA, Cornelia Parker OBE RA, Sarah Pickering, James Pimperton, John Piper CH, James Baker Pyne RBA, Eric Ravilious, Claude Rogers OBE RWA, Aura Satz, Godfried Schalcken, Samuel Scott, Rolinda Sharples RBA Hon, Tim Shaw RA RWA Hon, Stanley Spencer CBE RA, Emma Stibbon RA RWA, Marianne Stokes, Graham Sutherland OM, J. M. W. Turner RA, Karl Weschke, Joseph Wright of Derby ARA

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