Georgina Gratrix is known for paintings that feature expressive, impasto brushwork and humorous yet uncomfortable distortions of figures. For over a decade Gratrix has investigated how the painted image can both seduce and challenge a viewer while developing an immediately recognisable visual language that has a broad public appeal.
Portraiture is a favoured genre with subjects drawn from Gratrix’s personal and social world, as well as contemporary pop and celebrity culture. In her portraits, Gratrix, densely layers paint and adds unusual manipulations of the body to give the appearance of believability. The paintings are fresh, energetic, witty, vibrant and colourful – yet melancholic.