Bradford's landscapes are a work of art

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: ON SHOW: Sven Shaw at the Fabric Gallery on Broadway with a painting for the CityScapes exhibition ON SHOW: Sven Shaw at the Fabric Gallery on Broadway with a painting for the CityScapes exhibition

Paintings of Bradford’s architecture and diverse communities have gone on display in the city centre.

Called CityScapes, the exhibition features work by artist Sven Shaw, who wanted to capture the city’s contrasts in buildings and landscapes.

Mr Shaw said: “There still stands many an indicator of Bradford’s industrial heyday, when some of the finest examples of civic architecture in the country were built. They stand incongruously next to relics of 1960s and 70s town planning. I am fascinated by what immigrants who move to the city make of the place.”

Mr Shaw said he was drawn to the landmarks making alien environments familiar to the city’s many communities. He said: “This all adds to form a rich, visually diverse landscape in Bradford and one which I have tried to focus on in this exhibition. These paintings stand next to cityscapes chosen from countries with a strong connection to Bradford, namely India, China, Czech Republic, Estonia and Latvia.”

CityScapes runs at Bradford's Fabric Gallery until April 4.

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