George produces memorable sculptures and paintings and has exhibited with me many times.
This is a selection of contemporary “road-side” memorial steles that combine symbols of ancient cultures and crashed car parts as signs of our contemporary, technologically advanced civilisation and its vulnerability. It aims to remind us that the unpredictable behaviour of nature and human psyche may nevertheless lead to tragic consequences for this civilisation as whole.
George’s sculptural work has been greatly inspired by contemporary technology and science, the archaeology and arts of ancient Mediterranean and Mexican cultures and the medieval memorial sculptural art of road-side steles.
Some of the presented sculptures were conceived in the late 1970’s, executed, and shown in several group and one-artist shows during the early 1980’s prior to his move to England. Included are more recent works including “Who is afraid of VW” and “A Memorial for a Known Cyclist” which was shown last year at the London Foundry gallery as a memorial for a friend, a cyclist and artist, killed at a nearby roundabout.
“These works should be displayed in every car insurance company’s reception” (A visitor at a previous exhibition)