George Rouy’s paintings represent the intertwining of embodiment, transformation, ecstasy and nihilism. Frequently composed of bodies that subvert and congeal anatomies, seduce one another with gormless, erotic stares and evoke primordial energy. Inspired by old masters, Picasso, and more recently the choreographer Sharon Eyal, Rouy’s paintings are lucid representations of contemporary effects such as alienation, euphoria and isolation. Their lurid, graded layers reflect an age of Photoshop and digital identities, whilst their impact in the flesh harkens to something timeless and amorphous, capturing a force and intensity close to that of the dancefloor or a nightmare.
George lives and works in Kent. He graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Camberwell College of Arts in 2015. Recent exhibitions and projects include: Clot (Solo Exhibition) at Hannah Barry Gallery (London, 2020), Mask (Solo Exhibition) at Mine Projects (Hong Kong, 2020), Maelstrom (Solo Exhibition) at Peres Projects (Berlin, 2020), Cut Down A Tree To Build A Wooden Horse, To Ride You May Get Splinters (Solo Exhibition) at V1 Gallery (Copenhagen, 2019), Squeeze Hard Enough It Might Just Pop! (Solo Exhibition) at Hannah Barry Gallery (London, 2018), Collection as Poem in the Age of Ephemerality - Works from X Museum Collection (Group Exhibition) at X Museum (Beijing, 2020), No Man is an Island (Group Exhibition) at Almine Rech (London, 2020).