George Morton-Clark was born and raised in Tooting, South London. He studied animation for 3 years at London University, Surrey Institute of Art and Design. After gaining his BA he left to pursue an art career but the animation aspect has never really left his craft.Read More
George’s artworks often features the spirit of street art and pop imagery. Integrating the elements of both eastern and western fashion trends, George’s art has been a great hit in Art Basel across Europe and the US in recent years. He has exhibited alongside the likes of George Condo, Tracey Emin, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Takashi Murakami and Damien Hirst. Next year, he will also participate in Art Basel Hong Kong with many top artists including Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami, colorblind artist Daniel Arsham and Portuguese artist Vhils who is renowned for his gigantic carved murals.
“I was have always taught myself to enjoy my mistakes”
Keen to embrace the unpredictability that infuses every facet of our lives, George Morton-Clark undergoes a creative process which is both gruelling and exhilarating, but never fails to engage the sensory receptors. Crucially, he understands the importance of taking a holistic approach to art, so every imaginable component of his work is constantly working in synergy with its neighbour. He approaches his work as if it is a puzzle, with each piece having to come together individually to create the finished article. For George, balance is one of the defining trademarks of his work as it’s this perfect harmony which confirms his work is finished.
Incorporating his own experiences into his work, George has a myriad range of inspirations; his passion for travel to locations such as India, South America, Middle East and the Far East always fuels his innovative nature and allows him to create work with a personal, yet highly communicable message. And when it comes to the influence of artists that help fan the flames of creativity, George is quick to name check Albert Oelohen, George Condo and Cy Twomby, all of whom deliver simplicity and great form in their work.
Throughout George’s career there have been a number of highlights, but some stand out as true high points which confirm his talents. His work was auctioned in the 2013 Macmillan De’Longhi Art Auction to raise funds for those affected by cancer, an auction which also featured work from luminaries of the art world such as Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. Also working with Christie’s for a piece of George’s work to be auctioned off to help children with HIV in Jaipur, India. In 2018 he sold out his works in a major show in Beirut concluding with 24 pieces going to prestigious collections across the world. In the same year of 2018, George also have cooperate with Knots Rugs for use his artworks’ making the 9ft rug in Chelsea.
George’s future projects include solo exhibition in GIN HUANG Gallery in the Autumn of 2020. With shows coming up this year in Japan, London, Hong Kong later this year.