Phil Shaw: Shelf Isolation


Many artists have responded creatively to the current coronavirus pandemic, but perhaps none with the wit, insight and brilliance of Phil Shaw. His latest work - titled Shelf Isolation - has already become a global sensation, the image going viral on social media, and being taken up by newspapers and television stations across the world. 


Shelf Isolation is one of Phil Shaw's distinctive bookshelf works, in which he arranges a series of genuine book-titles in an artfully-constructed digital bookcase, so that when you read them in order, from left to right, they spell out an unexpected narrative and a much needed message of hope.

17 April 2020