Studio visit with George Sewell
GEORGE SEWELL is a self-taught artist who’s been working in New York City for over 40 years. He came to New York from his native London in the late 60’s due to his father's Broadway career, and quickly became enamored of the city's world class urban chaos. Strongly influenced by the street scenes of the 70's in lower Manhattan, he first voiced his creativity through graffiti art. Soon, his art moved away from the street and into the studio where he translated the vibrant style of abstract graffiti into richly visual equivalents of urban folk art. Sensuous color fields, transfigured geometry, masked alphabets and common forms collide in compositions on canvas, paper, wood and found material. George now splits his time between NYC and Belfast, Maine. His work offers an homage to the constant motion, passion and color of life in NYC and alternately the cryptic beauty of castoff artifacts found along the seacoast of Maine.