A contemporary realist, Josh George paints with oils and acrylics on wood panel and incorporates layers of collage elements to achieve a texture idiosyncratic to his work. His subjects include human figures, cityscapes, and scenes of everyday urban life.
George’s paintings offer narrative “snap-shots” conveyed with both a sly wit and sensitivity. At once playful and complex, his images are imbued with the grace of the 16th-17th century Italian masters he admires - Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Annibale Carracci. George’s glimmering colors, layering of collage materials, and strong painterly effects create works that are both sophisticated and theatrical
He has taught for Pratt Institute and for Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Communication Arts, and has been a guest lecturer for Syracuse University’s MFA in Painting Program, The Illustration Academy, and Accademia di’Arte di Brescia in Brescia, Italy.