Born: UK, 1981. Based in London
Kingston University (MA Hons European Fine Art Practice and Film, 2004)
Minna George, born in 1981, is a London based artist. Her preferred media and what she is recognized for are her paintings on canvas. Graduating from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2003, she continued her studies with an MA from Kingston University in European Fine Art Practice and Film.
Minna has enjoyed sell-out shows in the UK and Worldwide and her collectors include Stanley Seeger, Will Smith, Penelope Keith and many more. Her name has now been associated with the secondary market in Sotheby’s as well as the National Portrait Gallery – London and the National Gallery in Kuwait where Minna is one of the few western artists to be granted the chance for a solo show. Winner of numerous art awards from the British Council and distinction for her degree on conceptual contemporary art practice, Minna George paints daily in her London studio and enjoys an outstanding response for her paintings.
‘I choose to make my own paints from pigments and work on canvas using natural materials, gold leaf and raw pigments. I am interested in experimentation, mainly by multi-layering a thin almost transparent layer of colour. The rhythm and visual depth achieved where the layers are more is the composition itself; ultimately the idea is to achieve maximum depth by adding and removing layers. The essence of my work is that it is unique from the very core of it and each colour is prepared specially.
2004 Kingston University, MA (Hons) European Fine Art Practice and Film
2003 Chelsea College of Art, BA (Hons) Fine Art