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 Dr. Rolf Lauter - Chief Curator and  Deputy Director at Museum of Modern Art Frankfurt, Germany:-

The Subconscious paintings by George Morton Clark are radical alienation Of faces and images, which usually have a negative aura, a touch of irony and sadism or an expression of anxiety and mental abyss. Morton-Clark is with his picturesquely approaches to psychological representations of people, types or cinema-heroes in search of a deeper reality, which is composed of dream imagery, fearful imagery, socio-psychological contexts or even imaginary perceptions. Painting as a psychogram of society, mirror with tormented and excruciating psyche within the human being. ..Influences of Arnulf Rainer, Jean-Michael Basquiat and Street painters show a dispute with the ‘honesty of the streets’ and the realities which are hidden behind the visible reality.

 

Jean-David Malat, director Opera gallery London - "George Morton-Clark has a very unique and recognisable  style, his paintings are very strong and is a very talented young artist"

 

George Morton Clark:-

Ever since I was small I’ve looked at paintings like movies that will never reveal their endings - stories that will go on forever; and forever be written. To appreciate art is to be at one with your thoughts and your experiences. These are what bring the art to life. And the idea that when someone looks at one of my paintings it can generate a completely different emotional experience to the next person. The power of an image lies in its near-infinitesimal interpretation.

 

But painting for me is not a choice, it’s a necessity. An integral part of me as a human being. Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to create. Each painting is a therapeutic journey, from first to final brush stroke. The start point can be something as simple as a colour or image, after which the emotions gather and quickly an initial concept crystallises. Each piece falling into place like a puzzle. But the process is fluid: the first idea can change drastically as I paint. But rather than frustrating, I find these developments are the most exciting part of the creative process. Making mistakes leads you down paths that you would otherwise never of found. This process accounts as much for style as for content and it’s why I tend not to sketch - I find I’m more creative while painting and better at manipulating the colours and image while ‘in the moment’.

The colour and the fall of the paint help to direct the piece as much as anything. A slight difference in tone or an unplanned paint stroke can alter the image and start a whole new game. What may at first appear to be a mistake is more often than not the painting revealing itself to me. This organic method - in part a sort of free association of ideas, colour and images - can at first seem to obscure the ‘meaning’ of the painting. But by letting my subconscious lead the creative process there is arguably a greater truth that’s revealed in the final piece. Something deeper, something that is closer to myself and the essence of artistic generation.

2017

 

Group show Beirut, Lebanon

 

2016

Clothing line with MARR London - MARR x George Morton-Clark

2015

Working on clothes line with MARR London for launch 2016
Group show spring Vertes Modern, Switzerland
Group show winter Vertes Modern, Switzerland

2014

Kunst art fair, Zurich
Group show, contemporary painters, Vertes modern, Zurich
Virtue of Fools, Munich
Stroke Art fair, Munich
Art guitars, Cuckoo club, Regent st, London
Seven Deadly sins, group show, Unit gallery, London
'The Devil's Cabinet', Solo show, Imitate gallery, London

2013

All you need is art, Munich
UTOPIA, Group show, London
MONIKER art fair, London
Art guitars, London
The UNIT, Group show, London
DADA'S little bitch, London
London Portraits, Three man show, Munich, 
Macmillan Cancer auction, London
Stroke art fair,  Munich
International music summit,  Ibiza
The Multiple Sclerosis Society, 60 years Auction,  Bristol, UK

2012

1 year, Galerie flash, Munich,
Brit week, LA, 
Art mosh, Munich, 
Factory project, Hospital club, London

2011

Walls and frames, Pictures on walls,                                                                                                  
Underdog gallery, London bridge, 
Less than zero, Virgin Islands,
See no evil, Bristol,
Urban in Ibiza, Ibiza, Azerto hotel,
Factory project, Red bull studios, London,
Group show, Whisper gallery, London

2010

From L, Lille, France,
Red propeller group show, England,
Eat your heart out, Shoreditch,
Mad artist tea party, Future gallery, London,
Geshia, London v Brighton , Brighton
Art against knives, Honda, Truman Brewery,

2009

Cork street, Mayfair, London,
Mutate Britain, west London,
Represent, Blackall studios, London,
The show must go on, urban angel, London

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Walls and Frames, fine art for the streets. 
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