George Rouy (b. 1994, Sittingbourne) after graduating from the Slade School of Art now lives and works in London. Rouy has garnered international recognition, with exhibitions in London (Hannah Barry Gallery), NYC (Anna Zorina Gallery), Copenhagen (V1 Gallery), Los Angeles (Steven Turner Gallery), and Paris (Fondation Cartier).
George Rouy’s dancing and fighting figures curl and contort into the confines of the canvas boundary. Rather than showing an explicit narrative, the seductive rendering of form and shape in his works takes on metaphorical significance: “The tilted heads in some of the figures make a reference to frustration and things being broken. I would say every series has an awareness for what’s currently going on, both in myself and in the world,” he says. “I like to depict a sense of beauty paired with darkness, either within their expression or pose. I am quite specific with these poses and it takes me a while to get the right balance.”