Alexander, George – “Figment” Acrylic on Canvas (16″ x 20″)
George Alexander is known for his creative paintings in acrylic on canvas. He is Muscogee artist from Oklahoma. This painting is a new piece entitled, “Figment”. He says the concept of the buffalo and the sofa began when he was in school in Italy. It was more of a “dream scene” with the buffalo in some standing or lying on the sofa, while in other paintings have the buffalo beside the sofa. He says in Italy he felt pressured to paint in a “native style” but so his answer was when the buffalo are on the sofa, they are “floating” with “no pressure” on the pillows. His style of painting is dynamic. George says of his work, “It’s important to juxtapose iconic native imagery with my own experience and use symbolism that speaks to my generation. I want to force the viewer to challenge their preconceived notions of ‘Indian’.” George graduated in 2016 from the Institute of American Indian Art and has recently finished studying painting in Florence, Italy. We are pleased to have his paintings at King Galleries and he will be part of our Santa Fe Indian Market show in August 2019.