“The subconscious paintings by George Morton-Clark are a radical alienation of images, which usually have an expression of anxiety and mental abyss.”
Dr. Rolf Lauter – Chief Curator & Deputy Director at MoMA Frankfurt, Germany
George Morton-Clark was born and raised in Tooting, South London; a descendant of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the founder, and first president of the Royal Academy of Arts.
Now based in East London he has exhibited and sold works across the US, Germany, France, Switzerland and the UK, alongside the likes of George Condo, Tracey Emin, Andrew Salgado and Damien Hurst. He has also collaborated with major brands including DeLonghi, The Macmillan Cancer Trust and Penguin Books.
His works are large and bold canvases of oil and acrylic within a contemporary abstract form, taking inspiration from films, music, his travels and even lucid dreams.
“I want my art to excite people. I know I have created a decent painting when I look at it and feel my pupils dilate. I want the same to happen to the viewer and for them to experience something similar to what I did while painting it”.
– George Morton-Clark
George’s future projects include the release of a Penguin Essentials book cover for Mohsin Hamid’s “The Reluctant Fundamentalist.” A collaboration with Chelsea-based Knots Rugs, and his solo exhibition, coming soon.