1994 · United Kingdom
Inspired by medieval artists like Rogier van der Weyden or Jean Fouquet but reminiscent of Chagall or Matisse, young painter George Rouy’s work depicts sensual, dream-like nudes tinged with darkness. His airbrush-esque technique of creating his work results in a confusion of disproportionate bodies, and by using human figures in specific poses, Rouy ascribes metaphorical significance to his subjects.
Canvases full of frustration and breakages, the work could be seen as nihilistic, reflective of both Rouy’s state of mind and what is going on in the world. His bulbous forms of men, women, and animalistic creatures emit primordial seductive energies of conflict and lust.
Born 1994 in Sittingbourne, Kent, after graduating in 2015 from Camberwell College of Arts, Rouy decided to return to Kent live and work. He has gained attention of the gallery world and has enjoyed numerous solo exhibitions; including Steve Turner, Los Angeles, Hannah Barry Gallery, London; Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City; and V1 Gallery, Copenhagen. He has also taken part in group exhibitions in Italy, France, and Belgium.
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