George Egerton-Warburton Untitled 2014 mixed media, 60 x 120 x 80cm Image: Silversalt Photography

George Egerton-Warburton invites us into a fantasy world where the suspension of disbelief, usually reserved for children, is requested from the audience. His diorama depicts a luscious tropical environment where  found materials from his studio and the debris from a gallery install abound. The work evolved from the stress of packing up and moving to California for a place at a renowned art school. As this played on his mind, Egerton-Warburton played with what was at hand in his studio, creating his own diorama of escapism.

The diorama created for far and wide:Narrative into Idea is an expression of the artist’s immediate lived experience and the resulting emotional impact. The diorama offers a stage of clarity where –

one’s whole life (is) contained within a single field of vision – during a period of turmoil.

George Egerton-Warburton

George Egerton-Warburton’s work has a deliberate naivety to it where often irrational or surreal couplings and groupings of objects and subject matter come together. His work gives the impression of the artist not over analysing things. When viewing his work the audience can feel like they are seeing random found objects from his studio pasted, glued or nailed together, his painting style has an expressionistic rushed quality to it. However Egerton-Warburton’s work reflects his artistic process of keen observation, experimentation and an interest in the emotional capacity of the banal.

George Egerton-Warburton’s work is about the application of irrational methodologies to better understand the awkward moral balance in nature.

— Gertrude Contemporary Art Studio

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