La Shuks is my art name. (I'm also known as Katie Mac).
I create mixed media artworks by building up layers of multiple hand painted textures, photographs from Canada and the Cayman Islands, as well as drawings, graphic images and patterns, often finished with gold leaf, diamond dust or other embellishments.
I love the contrast of using photographs I've taken of nature, strong and grounded in real life, plus traditional techniques such as painting and drawing, and then using digital collaging techniques to morph them into a unique semi real & semi fantasy landscape.
There's a theme running through my work, as it explores a re-imagined future world, featuring relics of long gone human days; logos, symbols, adverts and graffiti ...left behind on Earth, these images and recurring motifs have, over time evolved to become part of the earth's natural elements, gradually forming into flowers, fusing and weaving to become wind currents, rivers, waterfalls and a new evolution of species... it's future nature!
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'Elephant' group show, Brush Gallery, Brighton, November 2019
Brush Gallery group show 'FRESH' September 2019
Conclave Gallery Launch group show, January, 2019
"Wish You Were Here" group show at Unlimited Gallery, Brighton. August 2018
Powder Boutique group show, Brighton Fringe Festival, May 2018
Women's March group show at Unlimited Gallery, Brighton. March 2018
The Other Art Fair, London, October 2017
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, London with Liberty Gallery, May 2017
Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Belgium with Liberty Gallery, February 2017
Saatchi Gallery, "50 X 50 2" group show, London. February 2017
Edinburgh Art Fair with Liberty Gallery, November 2016
Jealous Needs You 2016 group show with Jealous Gallery, November 2016
Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London with Liberty Gallery, October 2016
Affordable Art Fair Stockholm, Sweden with Liberty Gallery, October 2016
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, London with Liberty Gallery, June 2016
Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Belgium with Liberty Gallery, February 2016
Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London with Liberty Gallery, October 2015
Affordable Art Fair Stockholm with Liberty Gallery, October 2015
FourPlay group show BOXPARK, London with Unlimited Gallery, April 2015
Linescapes group show, Brighton Fringe Festival, May 2015
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead with Liberty Gallery June 2015
20/21 International Art Fair, Kensington, London with Liberty Gallery, May 2015
Fiveways group show, Brighton Fringe Festival, May 2014
Boxbird Gallery group show, Brighton Fringe Festival, May 2014
Get in touch with La Shuks:
phone: 07976 966029