London based Wesley George critiques the historical norms presented within art , and focuses on representing the overlooked spirits and stories of black and brown figures. This unfolds as he explores ideas around race, identity, and the human form.
George is a self-taught portrait painter providing a social commentary of primarily under represented people. He draws influence from old masters and contemporary artists such as Kehinde Wiley, Kerry James Marshall, Jean-Michael Basquiat, and Van Dyck to name a few. As of recent, he featured in the 'Isolation Mastered' exhibit at the JD Malat Gallery in Mayfair, and was voted 2nd best artist amongst the general publics 8000 overall submissions.