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George Perrou’s artistic vision is rooted in those elements of his childhood which areshared with many of the baby-boomers. George’s little-boy imagination was ignited by visions of space-race machinery, and with the new amorphous and other-worldly shapes that came with it and became popularized in new industrial designs found in the everyday products of his family home. Being drawn to these shapes and colors as envisioned by Calder, Miro and Kandinsky, Perrou has re-imagined them onto the canvas with his own colorful versions of reality. “I find painting to be meditative, much like raking a Zen garde,” says Perrou “it transports me as if traveling, but like stepping instead into another world.”

With his paintings, Perrou has satisfied a strong urge to create something from nothing. After “listening to the whisper” calling George to his art, it took years and maturity for him to quiet the noises of life enough to be able to hear it clearly and respond. He relays a lifetime of stories onto the canvas with eloquence, never having to fabricate of force one to tell. The works’ appeal is as much about how it makes people feel as it is about how it looks to them. Perrou’s paintings are eccentric metaphors and architectural landscapes - amalgams of the real and the surreal. Inspired by mid-century animation and painted with retro and modern colors, George’s art evokes reminiscence to the giddy, Saturday mornings of ‘a better time’ filled with the Hana-Barbera and Warner Bros. cartoons of our youth.

George paints his anthro-morphic landscapes and images with a flow-ofconsciousness technique; drawing upon things he sees and feels infused with a subconscience library of imagery built since childhood. Working on at least two paintings concurrently, Perrou allows inspiration to dictate the brushstrokes until partway created, then stepping back to determine how to best finish the canvas with balance and structure on a more technical plane. “And because I find approaching the work from pre-determined thoughts and sketches much like trying to nail Jell-O© to a wall,” says Perrou “the image on the canvas instead morphs into what it is to be with little conscious direction from me…and even I am often surprised at what it has become.”
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