4me4you visits Opera London Gallery which featured George Morton-Clark, a British artist, whom utilises oil, acrylic, and charcoal on unprimed canvas to bring familiar cartoon characters to life.
With a combination of bold images and strong colours, his line drawings are immersed in an abstract atmosphere of energy and liveliness.
George Morton-Clark guides us into his energetic work with an interesting combination of these three elements: intense colours, spontaneous drawings, and nostalgic cartoon characters. His work may seem simple at first glance, just a straightforward fusion of cartoon characters and abstract components, yet something striking lies in the midst.
Another element that catches the eye, is the numerous characters that continuously make appearances in his paintings.
Their large eyes stare at us from the canvas, in a striking and overemphasised fashion. They’re gazes are enough to evoke a collection of emotions; everything we feel and express. Whether they are conveying surprise or fear, or if they are actually a representation of the artist’s eyes, is unsure. Nonetheless, we are engulfed in a state of curiosity which the artist responds to with an ambiguous simplicity.