Kate Shaw’s landscape paintings are a view into an alternate reality

Serene mountain-scapes and their quiet reflections in water are belied by deliriously psychedelic tones of pink, green, blue, and purple. Melbourne-based artist Kate Shaw created these disturbingly unnatural paintings of natural scenes in order to explore ideas of nature, alchemy, and the cycles of creation and destruction.

“I am concurrently exploring the sublime in nature whilst imbuing a sense of toxicity and artificiality in this depiction,” she says. “My intention is to reflect upon the contradiction between our inherent connection to the natural world and continual distancing from it.”

Kate Shaw recently partnered with Urban Outfitters to sell a series of prints of her work. She has also been commissioned to paint a large-scale murals at the Macquarie Centre, Sydney. And her intriguing work will be on display at Mirus Gallery in San Francisco in February of 2016. [h/t beautifuldecay.com]Kate Shaw’s landscape paintings are a view into an alternate reality Shaw2 Shaw3 Shaw4 Shaw5 Kate Shaw’s landscape paintings are a view into an alternate reality Shaw8 Shaw9 Kate Shaw’s landscape paintings are a view into an alternate reality