Adelaide artist George Linou works in the mediums of oil, water colour, charcoal, acrylics, linocuts and printmaking.
Lino cuts & printmaking
With over two decades of work as a professional visual artist, George Linou has exhibited at galleries across South Australia. He has several in private collections and some on permanent display in Adelaide.
He has a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts and Design from Adelaide Centre for the Arts, in South Australia and graduated with an honours in 1996. He has continued skills development by studying printmaking, life drawing and landscapes.
George is influenced by the changes in one’s perception when looking at art, in particular he prefers the way in which the ambiguity of a subject can become the central theme to a work.
The everyday object and the familiar is abstracted and documented as glimpses in time, to capture the sensations of that moment. His images portray a playful relationship to the subject matter, evoking a feeling of being present during those moments.
"George works at the detail of his subject matter and introduces semi-realism within a vibrant colour palette, revealing the personality of the subject."
Hans Kreiner, Adelaide artist.
"My art endeavours to reach new heights and always to look beyond challenges and continues cultural growth.
From Australia to America, my influence in the cities of Charleston and Savannah reference the architectural sites of my home town in Adelaide."
'Capri on Goodwood' Adelaide, SA. 2016
Oil on canvas: 500 x 700 mm.
'Stoll Avenue' Charelston, USA. 2016
Oil and acrylics on canvas: 500 x 700 mm.
About the artist
My work portrays a range of styles, mediums and subject matter and I use techniques of impressionism, abstractism and post structuralism to redefine how I perceive lines, forms, light and colour. This juxtaposed to structures, architecture, time and place, shaped by activations in the everyday. Other works examine the urban landscape, evoking a feeling of memory and perception. My portraiture works have an ironic and humorous caricature, which capture the spontaneity of the subject.
I have been developing my techniques as a visual artist for over twenty years and exhibited in a number of galleries in South Australia and I commissioned to paint works for private collectors, businesses, corporate bodies and community organisations. These include the Grand Hotel in Adelaide and as far as New York, to paint the portrait of a wedding couple.
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