Degree: Fine Art, Painting and Printmaking
University: Glasgow School of Art
Graduation Year: 2018
Have you ever stumbled across a piece of work that singlehandedly captures urgency, energy, and a charged mystique? No? Then stumble no further friends and allow yourself to be utterly immersed in the rebellious world of painter and printmaker, Georgia Grinter.
Georgia’s real talent comes from capturing authentic everyday kinesis and trapping it on a canvas or paper where it does not appear to stagnate – it simply continues to live. Take for example her piece, Paris; there are two figures sat at a small coffee table, apparently deep in conversation. This might be the end of any ordinary piece, but, due to Grinter’s wild mark-marking, we get a sense of the motion of the figures after the image finishes; we are treated to a chapter in a stranger’s life.
It’s difficult to compare Grinter to another artist, because her pieces don’t seek to pick out the physical features and form of a subject, but instead their movements. A piece of work like Grinter’s is critical in today’s world as we currently live in a society that often reduces itself to ethnics and gender. However, with a piece like Georgia’s - which welcomes androgyny and ethnical blindness in favour of an all-encompassing energy, we glimpse a glimmer of hope born from our young artists.
Grinter is definitely going to make a stir, with her harsh blue lines - which are maybe a little bit punk... enjoy.
I am interested in documenting every day human behaviour and reinterpreting overheard conversations specifically generated by inherited form of expression or principles repeated from previous generations by younger ones, recording moments through drawing body language. The moments I document are chosen out of my interest in our repetitive human nature, conditional to culture and background.
I have a respect and affection towards an acceptance people reach, to be content with the boring reality of our daily routine; slow changing habitats of homes, villages, cities, shared spaces and conversations included, where we define ourselves as something more sophisticated than modest mammals. I am endeared by the fulfilment in this slow side of life, helping me to be un-phased by my own generation’s pressure to be unique. For me, our most beautiful qualities are highlighted in our moments of unity and reconciliation with what we have, who we look after and love.
2019, Cross Words, The New Glasgow Society, Glasgow
2018, Gestures, GY Festival Open House, Glasgow
2018, The Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, Tontine, Glasgow
2017, Composite, Oxford House, Glasgow
2017, BODS, Safehouse 1, Peckham
2017, Material Girl, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow
2017, Series Three, The Glue Factory, Glasgow
2016, 25% Extra, The Laurieston Arches, Glasgow