Art Circus Spotlight
‘Mind Field’ by Shawn Mcgovern


In my work, forested landscapes are used to explore an altered state of consciousness that exists between the surrounding world, and the inner psyche; between waking and the dream state. In ‘Mind Field’ I have borrowed from Art History using detailed section of Hieronymus Bosch’s painting to create a number of miniature worlds. Their discrete presence often missed at first glance, means that they are never entirely present, nor are they absent. There is a sense of something, that is about to happen but it is never explicit, thus it robs the paintings of narrative resolution, leaving them in a state disequilibrium.

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