In this series of paintings, George draws on the cinematic concept of the establishing shot,“the frame in a film that introduces a new scene and puts the upcoming action into a context. The small pieces set the scene, then open-up into the larger image whose scale and action involve the viewers , inviting them into the painting.” George chooses images that are at once playful and complex, images more often associated with comics, action movies or sci-fi book covers, and imbues them with the grace and sophistication of the 16th-17th century Italian masters he admires- Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Annibale Carracci. His glimmering colors, layering of collage materials (cloth, paper, wallpaper) and strong painterly effects create works that are both sophisticated and theatrical. See more of George's work at his website.