Working in an intuitive manner, I respond to the marks on the canvas, improvising and building compositions that are at once playful and serious. My work is an ongoing dialogue with both art history and with material itself. Drawing on Cubism, the Bauhaus movement, and Expressionism to name a few, I reinterpret these art movements and combine them into potent and unique offerings. In the studio, I embrace an inventive approach experimenting widely with material, scale, and dimension. My work combines oil, acrylic, collage and drawing materials and often incorporates a three-dimensional sculptural element. The work ranges in size from 6 inches to 6 feet. Combining a strong sense of design with a painterly aesthetic, my work is a vibrant mixture of art history, personal and current events, nature and lively use of material.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
George McKim earned a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1977 and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from East Carolina University in 1985. He received a scholarship to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1986 and the Vermont Studio Center in 2016. His work has been featured in the Southern edition of New American Paintings and in group exhibitions at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, Fla., Snyderman-Works Gallery in Philadelphia, Pa. and Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh, NC. George has a studio at Artspace in Raleigh, NC.