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7 Questions for British Artist George Morton-Clark About Not Having a Backup Plan and How Instagram Freed Him to Paint
July 7, 2022 (updated July 7, 2022) Published by artistvenu
George Morton-Clark, I Feel Sorry for the Rewind Button (2022). Courtesy of Eternity Gallery.
British artist George Morton-Clark’s paintings are filled with familiar cartoon characters painted energetically anew—Dumbo, Tweety Bird, and many others look provocatively fresh in bright colors rendered in visceral, sprawling lines.
This juxtaposition of pop-culture imagery and gestural abstraction is oddly captivating in Morton-Clark’s hand, creating tension between the perceived simplicity of the characters themselves and his graphic linework.