Foregrounding the photographic medium as a primary subject, Shaun Waugh explores a full range of photography’s technical and plastic potential. Critically engaging with genres of landscape and abstraction, Waugh mines the histories, technologies and processes though which phenomena are made both visible and concrete. Avoiding arbitrary definitions in favour of interdisciplinary tendencies Waugh’s practice explores the tensions between image and object-making.
Shaun Waugh completed his MFA in 2012, and is currently employed as a senior tutor at Massey University, Wellington. Recent exhibitions at public art galleries include; The Devil’s Blind Spot: Recent Strategies in New Zealand Photography, curated by Lara Strongman, Christchurch Art Gallery ; Emanations: The Art of the Cameraless Photograph, curated by Geoffrey Batchen, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth; The More You Know: Then and Now, Here and Nowhere, curated by Christina Barton, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington.