George Morton-Clark is a painter whose works often investigate the darker side of the modern society and human nature. Painting from his subconscious, he creates a raw honesty and psychological depth to all of his artworks. These in turn, offer a genuine and often uncomfortable window into his psyche and the state of society.
Signatures of his work are photo-realistic mouths, child-like autonomous words and acidic colours. He often finds that after finishing a ‘nice’ piece of artwork, he feels compelled to ruin it, and adorn it with an imperfection or two. Thus, his work often features a mark, scribble or splash of paint that doesn’t quite fit.
This year Imitate Modern hosted George Morton-Clark’s solo exhibition “The Devil’s Cabinet” which ran for a month at the gallery and then moved to Beach Blanket Babylon in East London.