Nick George
Nick George (b. 1982) in and resides in Manchester, England. A former professional athlete turned expressionist painter. His sporting career, which included lengthy stops in Spain, France, Switzerland and Italy, has heavily influenced his art-making in distinctive ways, enabling him to investigate new ideas of culture and beauty. George’s portraits, which are an amalgamation of people he has met through his journey, derive inspiration from abstraction, exploding in a flourish of colourful, exuberant energy married with poetry and symbolism. The subject matter, like much of his work, references the black experience in Europe, his journey as an athlete, and his early upbringing.

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