ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: GEORGE MORTON-CLARK - Knots Rugs

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: GEORGE MORTON-CLARK

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: GEORGE MORTON-CLARK

ABOUT THE ARTIST


George Morton-Clark, a British artist, utilizes oil, acrylic, and charcoal on unprimed canvas to bring familiar cartoon characters to life. With a combination of bold images and strong colors, his line drawings are immersed in an abstract atmosphere of energy and liveliness.


George Morton-Clark guides us into his energetic work with an interesting combination of these three elements: intense colors, spontaneous drawings, and nostalgic cartoon characters. His work may seem simple at first glance, just a straightforward fusion of cartoon characters and abstract components, yet something striking lies in the midst. The artist’s rich imagination and sensibility are freely expressed; he is not restricted by a single genre, and all kinds of colorful materials naturally communicate their allegorical stories to those viewing his work.


Morton-Clark adds originality and story to already familiar cartoon characters, and through this, they are reborn with a newfound sense of vitality and meaning. He is wary of complacency and constantly strives to move his work in a new direction. This results in his art becoming a mixture of a variety of styles—abstract elements mingling with figurative, and expressionistic techniques also adding to the diversity represented in his work. Morton-Clark utilises the natural, unprimed surface of his canvas as a place to bring well-known characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Tom and Jerry, to life. They are drawn in such a way that embodies both the charm of a painting that is finished and one that is still in progress. Even the chaotic, exaggerated portions of his work are expressed with such a natural frankness that they are transformed into positive elements that inspire vitality and liveliness.


KNOTS RUGS X GEORGE MORTON-CLARK


Knots Rugs embarked on a collaboration with George Morton-Clark for the 'Your Floor Is The Canvas' collection, admiring the fearlessness of marks made within his artwork. The bold street art aesthetic found within Morton-Clark's artwork provided a unique opportunity for collaboration with Knots Rugs, merging contemporary artistic ideas with traditional weaving methods. The artist collaboration celebrates Morton-Clark's expressive and diverse painting style as well as the artistry of the weavers who capture this vitality through their artisanal craft.


When discussing the collaboration, Morton-Clark explained that 'to see your painting so enlarged, what you came up with, and put into a different medium is just so exciting. It’s like you hand over the reins, because the next piece isn’t really mine. The essence of it is there but it is also so many other peoples artwork.' 


'AT THE END OF THE DAY'

At the End Of The Day is an interpretation of a painting by the renowned English Artist George Morton-Clark. This stunning piece conveys the meticulous brush strokes and energy of the original artwork, with over a month spent dying the wools, and total of 65 colours used, the attention to detail is astounding.


'PUPPIES ON THE TRACK'

Puppies On The Track is an interpretation of a painting by the renowned English artist George Morton-Clark. The original artwork has a strong street art feel and an energetic burst of expression in vibrant reds and yellow. This piece is one of the artists personal favourites and has been kept in his own collection.


'AT THE END OF THE DAY'

At the End Of The Day is an interpretation of a painting by the renowned English Artist George Morton-Clark. This stunning piece conveys the meticulous brush strokes and energy of the original artwork, with over a month spent dying the wools, and total of 65 colours used, the attention to detail is astounding.

'PUPPIES ON THE TRACK'


Puppies On The Track is an interpretation of a painting by the renowned English artist George Morton-Clark. The original artwork has a strong street art feel and an energetic burst of expression in vibrant reds and yellow. This piece is one of the artists personal favourites and has been kept in his own collection.