Mark George’s paintings of love, anguish and anxiety
spare no emotion, and bare no subliminal message.
George’s work demonstrates his commercial art background, graphic design, and the idea of painting.
With no visible brushstrokes, the pieces have a flat
color quality seen primarily in printed work.
The paintings on the torn panels are an attempt to embody an era of mid-century Americana in advertising and urban street art. The material gives the work an abandoned quality that suggests the piece is not a painting per se, but a relic or illustrative portion of an old billboard or advertisement. The look created is genre crossing: a Dada approach, a Pop sensibility.