George Dawnay’s Human Deities

george dawnay

George Dawnay is a local figurative artist adept in pastels, graphite as well as painting. His works are akin to invented human deities, old school figures with a bit of the sacred. Many are clothed in nun or pope-like robes and centered in an iconic way –  portraiture ready for a modern day altar. We love his style and expression -earthy, dripping and compassionate humanity, lit by northern white lighting.

In a note to Eclectix, he writes:

“My work is a result of reading a lot of Slovaj Zizek and a fascination with icons…”

 Link to George’s current works on Tumblr

Link to George’s Website

george dawnay

george dawnay

george dawnay

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