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Georg Wilson

Georg Wilson (b.1998) is a British painter. She received her BA in Art History at the University of Oxford (2020) and MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art (2022). Her work has been exhibited internationally including Berntson Bhattacharjee Gallery (London), Palazzo Monti (Italy) and Saatchi Gallery (UK), amongst others. She is a twice-recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields award (2021-2), was shortlisted for the Ingram Prize (2022) and New Contemporaries (2023).

 

Wilson’s practice explores ecology and history, translated through personal experience and folklore. Her paintings follow the seasons, so that her subject and palette changes with the turn of the year. Wilson confronts the historical painterly narrative of England, and she tells strange stories of an imagined landscape in which humanity is absent. Her scenes are populated with creatures, more ‘animal’ than any particular gender. Defying classification, they exist outside a human hierarchy of domination or exploitation. Wilson conjures a world of entangled narratives in which we can suspend our disbelief to eventually emerge out of the undergrowth, somehow changed.

 

Courtesy of the artist’s website.