The paintings are all your own...
You all know George's connection to David, and while this exhibition doesn't contain any works directly related to DB, you would be foolish to let that put you off attending the show. This is the same exhibition that David recommended very highly during his recent phone-in to the Jonathan Ross radio show.
You can view the pictures online by clicking on the image above and going to the exhibition section, but, please bear in mind that these online reproductions really don't do these works any justice. I have had the good fortune to see these works up close and the pictures online don't even hint at the vibrancy and richness of colour in these paintings.
But don't take my word for it, here's a few words from one of George's best mates, David Robert Jones:
George has, over the years, refined his work to the point where I would put him among the top figurative painters coming out of the UK right now. There's a sublime isolation surrounding his subjects that really touches the viewer, the figures being both heroic and vulnerable simultaneously.
There's a timeless element in the choice of subject matter that overlaps with the mythical world of Odd Nerdrum, say. Now that a huge shift to painting is taking place, I would expect to see George's name pushed further and further to the front.
As I say, the exhibition runs at the Portal Gallery in London's Piccadilly from Monday 20th October to Saturday 8th November 2003. Contact details below:
43 DOVER STREET, PICCADILLY, LONDON, W1S 4NU
TEL: 020 7493 0706 FAX: 020 7493 2667