Tentative Gestures of Eternal Recurrence
2014, Oil and mixed media on backlit acrylic panel with light and sound manipulation, 56 x 48 in.
Shawn Camp grew up in Coeur d_ Alene, Idaho and completed an MFA in Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1997. He then set out exploring, art-making, and exhibiting throughout the United States and abroad as an artist and musician. He settled in Austin, Texas where he is a member of the ICOSA artist collective and teaches at Texas State University and Austin Community College. His works have been shown in the United States and internationally and are included in numerous public and private collections. Shawn's paintings, videos and sound pieces exploit the effects of context and light on our perception - contrasting the ephemeral nature of awareness with the illusion of constancy.