BA (Hons) Photography - London College of Communication, 2023
George Dyer is a London-based artist who uses collage as a vehicle for exploring the intersection of masculinity, sexuality and placement. His practice considers the constraints imposed upon Black and brown men, but also recognises and celebrates the potential, achievement and worth of often misrepresented ethnic groups. He draws from memory and personal experiences, but also from the systems and attitudes (both historic and present day) that play into the reductive process of othering.
The bulk of Dyer’s artwork takes the form of digital collage and is created using original photography, archival and found images, typography, wallpaper, textiles and scanned material. His ever-evolving brand of ‘Identity Art’ blends vibrant colours with a hint of humour and nostalgia in order to coax the viewer to engage with the subject matter. He cites the American painter Kehinde Wiley and Dutch photographer and visual artist Ruud Van Empel as his main influences.
Dyer’s work has featured in numerous exhibitions including Peckham 24 festival (2023), ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries (2022), Power and Glory, Brady Arts Centre (2022), Art Basel (2023) and Photo Frome art festival (2023).