Vincent George grew up in Newburgh, New York. From very early childhood, Vincent George expressed himself via doodles and drawings. Creating works of art became George’s top priority by 17, and it was during this time period that he was able to scrounge up a few art-related projects, including the occasional mural and private portrait commission.
He pursued this passion while continuing education in Film at the Savannah College of Art & Design, then later Communications Design and Illustration at The Pratt Institute. He found himself immediately swept up by his surroundings, exhilarated by the uniqueness of the Brooklyn, New York campus’s landscape. It was here, within the glazed memories of late night/early morning exploring that the artist would later draw his inspiration for his well known City Lights series.
In recent years, he has approached the art practice with a renewed concept of what can be used to compose fine work; his most eye-opening artistry involving the use of fire and gunpowder. Torch is his realism-style fine art series done entirely by free-hand blowtorch on wood in a technique coined Pyrography. This innovate style highlights George’s nod to the four elements of earth as well as the artist’s foundation of embracing unity.To this effect, it exudes a message that life may introduce anomalies you’re not accustomed to but they’re just as beautiful in their own unique design. Of this George sites, “The great thing about humanity is that we’re all different but we’re all the same. Find balance when you look at yourself.” His variety of cutting edge techniques offer further dimension of emotion and exposure into the aura of the subject matter.
His newest series, “Gilded Forest” combines gold, copper and silver leaf on mylar to create ethereal and magical paintings of trees like you have never seen them before.
“Art for me is not just about making a living. It’s a necessary extension of myself I ultimately could not survive without.” – Vincent George