New book out March 2019: 'The Forgotten Conquerors' Published by Mehri Publications, London UK. Click on the image below.
Work in progress on my pen and ink drawing, entitled: The Knight, Death and the Devil 2018 (after Durer). November 2018.
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George Sfougaras is a Greek painter, printer and researcher working in the UK. He has taught art, developed curriculum materials and was a Headteacher. His award-winning portraits, lost histories and personal maps have resulted in a number of published works, most recently on the forgotten Jewish and Arab communities of Crete. He is the coordinator of the international Focus on Identity Collective. (Click on the logo below to be redirected).
Cultural Geography and History are significant sources of inspiration as well as broader global events at the intersection of politics, geography and religion. My current work explores lost histories with the outcomes expressed as paintings, pen and ink drawings, prints or books.
I tend to work in themes. In the 'Talisman Trilogy' I explore how time and cultural beliefs interact and evolve, sometimes resulting in harmony and other times conflict. In the series the 'Songs from my Father' prints I allude to the state of the world, incongruously juxtaposing innocuous images with mass migration and human conflict. In 'Personal Maps', I explore how emotions, geography and history can be narrated and 'mapped' within the same piece of work, accruing several layers of meaning.
Some of my subjects are people and places that I have known or that speak to me on a spiritual level. I use materials which are of significance to the sitter and recently my works have objects concealed within the painting surface.
THE STUDIO IN POTAMIES, CRETE
THE STUDIO IN LEICESTER UK
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