Fans of mid-century inspired art, prepare to swoon. Portland artist George Perrou's work is reminiscent of backdrops from the Road Runner animated series, if it had been set in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, on one of his previous visits to Click!, George sited his inspiration as coming from "the cartoons of the 60s that were in reruns in the 70s".
George is our featured artist for February and March 2018.
We asked George for further thoughts on inspiration and process:
How would you describe what you make?
I would describe what I make as whimsical, mid-century inspired paintings.
What is your favorite piece in this collection?
My favorite piece in this collection would be Voyager.
If you could collaborate with anyone (living or not), who would it be and why?
If I could collaborate with anyone that would be Alexander Calder because of the scale and whimsy of his work.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
The best advice I've been given is to listen to your intuition more.
Can you describe your favorite part of the process in your work?
My favorite part of the process is starting the piece.
When you are in the studio, what are you listening to?
When I'm in the studio I listen to a variety of music from Arctic Monkeys to Astrud Gilberto.
What is your most treasured handmade possession?
My most treasured possession is a centerpiece I made for my wedding banquet.
Meet the artist February 8, 5–8p during West Seattle Art Walk... you may notice he is the featured artist on the art walk poster this quarter!