GEORG WILSON

First Moons

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Year 2024
Medium Coloured pencil on paper
Dimensions 30.2 x 21.2 cm
Nominated by Hettie Judah

About the work

‘First Moons’ draws on the artist’s seasonal sketches made in West Penwith, Cornwall at the beginning of the year. Fields of giant rotting brassicas brushed up against muddy footpaths on every walk this January, looming leafy and alien in the blue glow of winter twilight. The start of the year is often considered to be a bare and harsh time, but there is pleasure in its slow sleepiness and its palette of murky greens and blues. The cold soil is readying for a new cycle to begin, of many more moons to come.

Career Highlights

Recent solo exhibitions include: In May, I Sing Night and Day, Palazzo Monti, Brescia (2023); What Mad Pursuit, Berntson Bhattacharjee Gallery, London (2023); This Other Eden, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York (2022); The Garden Thief, Arusha Gallery, Bruton (2022).

Recent group exhibitions include: Surrealism and Witchcraft, Lamb Gallery, London (2023); A Celebration of Portraiture’, Marlborough Gallery, London (2023); We Are Floating In Space, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall (2023); AMPHIBIAN supported by Hannah Barry Gallery, London (2022).

She is a twice-recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields award (2021-2), Ingram Prize Finalist (2022) and New Contemporaries (2023).

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