My paintings are intended to portray urban life at its best, demonstrating ways we can work with nature rather than against it. I envision post-industrial worlds where sustainable relationships exist between man and the environment. By exploring the continually evolving approaches to preserving our environment and living more efficiently, I suggest how we can implement innovative solutions for city planning and development with minimal impact on surrounding habitats.
This synthesis of ideas is manifested in how I paint. My inventive process has engaged over 1 million viewers online. Using squeeze bottles filled with liquid paint I build each painting from the ground up with hundreds of lines and dots. After years of experimenting with gravity and rotating my canvas, I am able to manipulate where and how each drip will fall. As in real life construction, the architectural aspects of my work are calculated, measured and controlled in order to assure precise locations of each line. As in nature, the environmental elements are more spontaneous, unpredictable and liquid.
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Amy Shackleton (b.1986) has exhibited paintings in Canada, USA and the UK. Her 53-foot-long painting is scheduled to exhibit at The Museum in Kitchener and The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington in 2017, as part of traveling exhibition. Shackleton has received multiple grants to create/exhibit her work through the Ontario Arts Council. Her paintings adorn dozens of private and corporate collections across North America, including the Colart Collection, Facebook Canada and the University of Cincinnati. Shackleton has been interviewed on CTV Canada AM and CHCH Morning Live. Her work has appeared in the Huffington Post, Magenta Magazine, New York Magazine, Fashion Magazine, CBC, CBS, Gizmodo, My Modern Met and Oddity Central. Shackleton holds a BFA Honours Degree from York University and is represented by the Elaine Fleck Gallery in Toronto, Ontario.
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