Artist Talk -
Wednesday 6th March 2019
7pm – 9pm
Leicester High School for Girls,
454 London Rd, Leicester LE2 2PP.
'Cultural Geography and History are significant sources of inspiration as well as broader global events at the intersection of politics, geography and religion. My current work explores lost histories with the outcomes expressed as paintings, pen and ink drawings, prints or books. In the series ‘Personal Maps', I explore how emotions, geography and history can be narrated and 'mapped' within the same piece of work, by combining chronological periods and layers of meaning'.
George Sfougaras was born in Greece of parents who were part of the Population Exchange between Greece and Turkey in the 1920s. The family came to the UK during the Greek Military Dictatorship, in the 1970s.
He has taught art, developed curriculum materials, used art as a tool for change within institutions and was most recently Headteacher of a school for young people facing physical, emotional and psychiatric challenges.
He explores issues of human migration, change and cultural inheritance using personal narratives and historical sources.
He was the joint winner of ‘Small Print International‘; Winner of ‘Ideas on Paper’ Midlands Printers Open; Shortlisted for the Freedom.org ‘Depicting Human Rights’ Washington DC. He is the coordinator of the Focus on Identity International Collective.
Focus on Identity Collective
Image: A reinterpretation of Durer's The Knight, Death and the Devil. A1 pen and ink work.