Georg Meyer-Wiel‘s interdisciplinary work encompasses multiple media and is inspired by both the natural world and movement. His paintings and drawings are a direct physical and emotional response to the world that surrounds him.
Having studied Communication Design with a focus on Drawing at Folkwang University of Art in Germany, Georg graduated with a Masters degree in Fashion Design from the Royal College of Art.
He has since worked simultaneously as an artist and designer of costume for contemporary dance, ballet, film and opera.
Georg's artwork has been exhibited in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Finland, Australia and the USA.
Major exhibitions have taken place at Hockney Gallery London, Henry Moore Gallery London, Michael Commerford Gallery Sydney and the Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany.
Amongst his numerous clients for costume design are Rambert Dance Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Ballet national de l’Opéra du Rhin and the Australian Dance Theatre.
Georg also lectures across UK universities and conducts workshops at the British Museum London, for which the Campaign for Drawing has awarded him the honorary Trailblazer Award.
Georg lives and works in London.
Georg Meyer-Wiel's large-scale paintings fuse the figurative and the abstract and are usually the result of long-term research and complex material processes.
Using a mix of acrylic paints, metals and various natural materials, his paintings are a direct physical and emotional response to the world that surrounds him.
Georg Meyer-Wiel's latest paintings explore structures from a great distance. Abstract landscapes seen from above and views outwards into space pay homage to the beauty of the natural world but also reference global environmental and climate changes.
Drawings and Editions
“Georg Meyer-Wiel's drawing is a never-ending, constantly updated work in progress, intensely personal, executed with graphic haste in the heat of the moment... They present, in public, a private truth. Seen one by one, they offer us brief encounters of a very masculine immediacy, finding tenderness in the raunchiest of beauties; seen as a series, they initiate a charged conversation with the viewer.”Neil Bartlett. Author, Director
For Georg the fluidity of drawing lends itself to an accurate recording of the movement of bodies in performance. This vital examination of a transient moment is an intimate carnal dialogue, urgent and demanding. He gravitates repeatedly to the genre of portraiture.
Selection of drawings from different collections
Exhibitions and Installations
The fluidity of drawing lends itself to recording the movement of bodies in performance perfectly like the ink that is sprayed in unchangeable lines. This vital examination of a transient moment is a carnal and intimate dialogue, urgent and demanding.
“Since I was a child I have loved birds. I grew up in a secluded garden where I studied their flight, dreaming of travelling with them. I am fascinated by the beauty of their plume and movement. My pleasure in birds and avid interest in zoology has informed many of my works. In my flight paintings I aim to capture the dream of flight; a dream as old as mankind.” G M-W
A never-ending, constantly updated work in progress, these drawings are intensely personal, executed with graphic haste in the heat of the moment - sometimes, in the most heated of all moments; they are as urgent, as graphic, as the love-making they implicitly celebrate. They present, in public, a private truth. Seen one by one, they offer us brief encounters of a very masculine immediacy, finding tenderness in the raunchiest of beauties; seen as a series, they initiate a charged conversation with the viewer. They offer a dramatic space in which we can think (and feel) our way through what they really mean to us, these strange and potent meetings with strangers that map out all our lives.
Selected Exhibitons & Awards
Solo show, U Box Gallery, London
2007 Kunstmuseum Bonn
Solo show, Book illustrations, Bonn
Dazed & Confused
The Cult Issue, illustrations for entire magazine
Subsequent exhibition, Printspace Gallery, London
Solo show, Michael Commerford Gallery, Sydney
2005 Art Aid 2005
Group show, Henry Moore Gallery, London
2002 1st International European Union Fashion Tour
Representative for Royal College of Art at Triennale di Milano
2002 M.A. Final Menswear Collection
Royal College of Art, London
2001 Myth and Structure
Solo Show, Hockney Gallery, London
Man Group Portfolio Award
1st Prize, exhibition at Royal College of Art, London
Supporting Designers for the Future
1st Prize, Marks & Spencer Competition,
Jury: Katherine Hamnett
Display in window of Oxford Street flagship store, London
2016 The Life Studies
Solo Show / Book publication, The Ballery, Berlin
Solo Show / Book presentation, White Conduit Projects, London
Group Show, The Ballery, Berlin
2015 Regents Open
Group Show, Regents University, London
2013 Our Autonomous Nature
Group Show, Testbed, London
2011 - 14 Ghosts of Gone Birds
Group Shows, Numerous galleries and museums, U.K.
Open Studios 11, A.S.C., London
Installation, Mifur 2011, Milan / Installation,
Fur Exchellence, Athens /
Installation, Le Cuir à Paris Accessories, Paris
2009 Trailblazer Award
The Campaign for Drawing, London
Lonely Planet Photography Competition
1st Prize and Cover for Istanbul City Guide
Subsequent exhibition at Host Gallery, London
2008 Man Group Photography Award
Shortlisted, Group Show, Royal College of Art, London