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Cruel & Curious Sea IV 2023


︎︎︎ Cruel & Curious Heart 2022 
︎︎︎ Musee Dezentral 2022 
︎︎︎ Looking Through Glass 2020  
︎︎︎ Cruel & Curious Nocturne 2019  
︎︎︎ Turning Points 2017 
︎︎︎ Cruel & Curious Hinterland 2015 
︎︎︎ Cruel & Curious Sea 2013 
︎︎︎ Boardmasters Festival 2012 
︎︎︎ London Surf Film Festival 2011 


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Shayne House is an artist based in Cornwall.

The ocean, beaches & coastal flora of Cornwall are the inspiration for his mixed-media & abstract fine art. 

Shayne studied at Somerset College of Art, St Austell College and St Ives School of Painting.
Shayne’s current body of work creates a dialogue between two different mediums: overlaying the surface of his photographs with layers of paint and merging photographic reproduction with abstract materiality.

His photography is representative. His painting is abstract. These mediums are reconciled by applying corresponding or contrasting paint colours, obscuring areas of his photographs with his distinctive abstractions, resulting in the surfaces of the paint, and photographs no longer existing as separate entities.

By painting directly onto the photographs as an addition and obscuring feature, Shayne’s original photographs are recontextualised. Layers of intense colour create rich complexity and alter notions of time and narrative, capturing a mood, energy and drama within each piece.

Shayne’s original photographs, which he uses as a canvas, are commercially printed on Hahnemühle German Etching, a robust 310gsm fine art paper, by The Print Space London, a fine art printing service that is completely carbon neutral.

He paints with Placrylic, a sustainable plastic-free plant paint; an alternative to acrylic paint. Placrylic is 100% titanium-free, plastic-free, and marine friendly.

Shayne House museum-quality archival giclée limited edition prints are created using water-saving paper production methods on Hahnemühle Bamboo 290gsm fine art paper, made from 90% Bamboo fibres and 10% cotton.

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Shayne is a surfer, sea swimmer, and ocean activist. He’s also a certified Mental Health First Aider and Blue Mind advocate. He supports Sea Shephard UK and is a member of Surfers Against Sewage and the Marine Conservation Society.

Shayne has 3 grown-up children and 1 grandchild, all of whom live in Cornwall.

Shayne’s next exhibition is a group art show: Cruel & Curious Sea IV, Stowe Barton National Trust, Cornwall, in September 2023. 

Shayne has exhibited in art shows since 2011.

︎︎︎ Cruel & Curious Heart // Cornwall, 2022
︎︎︎ Musee Dezentral // The Metaverse, 2022
︎︎︎ Looking Through Glass // Somerset, 2020
︎︎︎ The Cruel & Curious Nocturne // Cornwall, 2019
︎︎︎ Turning Points // Devon, 2017
︎︎︎ The Cruel & Curious Hinterland // Cornwall, 2015
︎︎︎ The Cruel & Curious Sea // Cornwall, 2013
︎︎︎ Boardmasters Festival // Cornwall, 2012
︎︎︎ London Surf Film Festival // London, 2011

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