George Morton-Clark

Born in 1982 in Tooting, South London, British artist George Morton-Clark studied animation for three years at London University and completed his Bachelor of Arts at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design. After finishing his degree, he pursued an art career while still drawing inspiration from animation.


Morton-Clark brings his characters to life using oil, acrylic, and charcoal, usually on large canvases. His paintings and sculptures exude an abstract atmosphere of energy and liveliness, combining bold images and vibrant colours. He draws inspiration from films, music, travels, and pop imagery, blending abstract elements with figurative art and employing expressionistic techniques. Constantly seeking new directions for his work, Morton-Clark's art is a fusion of various styles, continuously challenging the viewer and experience. Morton-

Clark's artwork taps into our nostalgic and universal connection with his familiar cartoonish figures, aiming to connect with everyday life. With their large eyes and exaggerated expressions, these characters evoke emotions from surprise to fear, intriguing us and eliciting our curiosity. The artist responds to this curiosity with an ambiguous simplicity. To fully appreciate his work, observing the content displayed on the canvas rather than searching for hidden meanings is essential. Instead of presenting grand themes about our time or attempting to fit into a specific art movement, Morton-Clark offers pieces that resemble uncomfortable and joyful moments. Embodying the charm of a finished painting and one 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.


Morton-Clark's work is featured in prominent private and public collections throughout the US, Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East. His work has garnered high praise from Dr. Rolf Lauter, former Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Museum MMK für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany, for its genuine humility and sincerity. The artist has also collaborated with renowned brands such as All Saints Clothing, DeLonghi, The Macmillan Cancer Trust, and Penguin Books. Morton-Clark's artworks graced the Koo House Museum in Seoul in 2021 and the Powerlong Museum in Shanghai in May 2023. In January 2024, Opera Gallery Madrid celebrates the British artist with his first solo exhibition in Spain, "It's Friday All Week".


George Morton-Clark currently resides and works in Somerset in the United Kingdom.

George Morton-Clark in his studio, 2023 | Photo: Courtesy of George Morton-Clark