Meet Transformative Painter Atom St. George

meet an artist mondayPainter Atom St. George started his profession within the aerospace box, however his younger existence took a couple of transformative turns, and for the previous decade his more and more summary paintings displays a wholly new roughly house. In his early twenties, St. George skilled loss, grief, and an actual reckoning together with his personal mortality; his early paintings mirrored a pensive obsession with the invisible fractal intricacies of his broken neurons. For the previous a number of years then again, St. George’s imaginative and prescient and methodology have expanded right into a richly detailed, gestural, expressive language of dreamlike symbolism — particularly fantastical vegetation and animals — at the side of development, movement and and activated palette. This step forward of inspiration unearths him in a transcendent temper through which the paintings is not targeted best on processing and ameliorating the trauma of his sickness, however on exploring and celebrating the whole lot of his awareness.

meet painter atom st george

Atom St. George: Day Terrors

L.A. WEEKLY: When did you first know you had been an artist?

ATOM ST. GEORGE: When I used to be in highschool I used to attract foolish doodles to make buddies chuckle however I didn’t take artwork significantly till after a pal’s suicide on my twenty first birthday, once I began making artwork as extra of a coping mechanism. After being recognized with More than one Sclerosis at age 24, I hand over my process and began making artwork on a daily basis. I’ve at all times felt pressured and interested in the artwork international.


What’s your quick solution to those who ask what your paintings is ready?

My paintings imparts a way of daring surrealism with bright tonality, dynamic compositions, and uncooked emotion. I necessarily flip paint splatters and smears into creatures and otherworldly psychedelic geographical regions.

Atom St. George, The Zooish

What would you be doing in case you weren’t an artist?

If I wasn’t an artist I may nonetheless be running as an inspector within the aerospace box which is the place I labored previous to getting recognized with MS.


Did you cross to artwork college? Why/Why no longer?

Upon getting recognized, I took some elementary elementary artwork categories at Otis Faculty Of Artwork and Design. The preliminary plan was once to create a caricature however I fell in love with the intro to portray elegance I used to be taking on the time and the remaining is historical past.


How has dwelling with MS impacted your artwork?

I paint with fingers which can be numb and tingly which calls for me to brace one with the opposite when I’m portray any form of element. I believe my artwork will turn out to be extra summary with time; as my illness progresses.

Atom St. George: The nineteenth Hollow

Why do you are living and paintings in L.A., and no longer somewhere else?

L.A. is a sizzling spot for brand spanking new and upcoming artists and in reality has implausible alternatives to show off and collaborate with different proficient artists. There’s at all times some form of display or artwork stroll going down each week.


When was once your first display?

My first display was once with Uncooked Artists in 2011 in L.A.


When is/was once your present/most up-to-date/subsequent display or mission?

I’m the featured artist in October at Hive Gallery and I can have 20 ft of wall house exhibiting new and outdated paintings. I can be there, wheelchair and all. The hole is October 1st. My final display was once at Gramercy Gallery in Riverside.

Artwork by means of Atom St. George

What artist dwelling or lifeless would you maximum like to turn or paintings with?

Of any artist lifeless or alive, I might need to display with Salvador Dalí. His artwork were an enormous supply of inspiration for me since I began this adventure. Plus, he’s only a wild and loopy persona!


Do you concentrate to song when you paintings? If that is so, what?

I most commonly concentrate to innovative space song once I paint however I can additionally rotate between hardcore, 90’s selection, oldies and classical.


Internet and social, please!

IG: @atomstgeorge

Artwork by means of Atom St. George

Artwork by means of Atom St. George


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Updated: August 8, 2022 — 3:14 pm