Fotograf Magazine

Jeremy Shaw

The Death of the Artistic Ego

Jeremy Shaw’s profile could easily be presented as the trajectory of a succesful artist in which long-term themes are convincingly developed, the productive complexity of their elaboration increases, and in which exhibitions in the world’s leading institutions increase as well as the works represented in their collections. Given the nature of his work, however, a more compelling question is what the artist’s presentation would look like if it mimicked the experience of a dissolving ego, as promised by drug-induced highs or states of spiritual ecstasy.

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