Exhibitions Gallery Pop-Up Featuring George Loizou
76 Mercer Street, Wellington (cnr Mercer and Willis)
Phone: 021 062 2072
Hours: by appointment
“I am a ‘70’s’ baby, born and raised in Wellington, with a Greek Cypriot/Lebanese background, and like many New Zealanders’, have travelled extensively.
As soon as I was able to hold a pencil, I would draw, and at the age of four, I was drawing cars in 3D. Since completing a Graphic Design course at Wellington Polytechnic/Victoria University, I have spent numerous years in the design industry but have recently come to a stage where I would prefer to create for myself.
Although all of my individual works share common aspects, I strive for each piece to express different feelings and often employ different techniques. Through the process of building up layers and decisions around composition, the creative force stays within themes grounded in ideas of mortality and isolation. Primarily ‘moody’, each creation is dark, but also, in some way, optimistic!
Produced on specially imported polyester canvas material with a solvent-based ink, each piece takes two weeks to dry, due to the richness of the blacks”.