George Rouy (b. in Kent, UK; lives and works in London) is best known for his contorting figures that subvert the canvas boundary. Often depicting nudes, his sensual paintings have a hazy, dream-like quality thanks to the soft, airbrush-like application of paint and the prevalence of fleshy pink colouring. Without context or characterisation, these figures seem to float in endless voids of nothingness, but their movements are actually inspired by the shapes thrown by clubbers. Rouy cites medieval artists such as Jean Fouquet or Rogier van der Weyden as inspirations, as well as great modernists including Picasso, Matisse, and perhaps even Chagall. Rouy received his BFA from Camberwell College of Arts in London in 2015.

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