By Simon Shaw
Simon Shaw’s father was one of the 10,000 children who survived the Holocaust thanks to the Kindertransport. Simon’s artwork is a response to the handful of surviving photos of his Jewish paternal ancestors and previously withheld wartime documentation of their Viennese existence. He uses photographs as a starting point, combining images from the time just prior to the start of WWII and contemporary photography. Many works contain architectural imagery, which explores the addresses of family relatives.
Simon Shaw is an artist and art teacher. He is a Graduate of the Norwich School of Art and Design (now Norwich University of the Arts).
Artworks will be exhibited at Bournemouth Library from 6-31 January 2015 for HMD.