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George Binns Art Show at the Nelson Public Library

By Contributor
July 9th, 2014

This summer, the otherworldly paintings of George (Giorgio) Michael Binns transport viewers in a two-month exhibition at the Nelson Public Library.

Playing with flat planes of colour, Binns explores themes of human presence in stark landscapes through figures and buildings that lend perspective and contrast, in particular in works such as The Journey and The Princess and the Pauper.

Looming mountains over silent buildings create a different kind of contrast in Mountain Retreat.

“My art is a juxtaposition of multi-dimensions; a journey into the mystique,” says Binns.

A Nelson resident since 2001, Binns felt called to the spirit of the place. His background in graphic design is evident in the clean line and composition of his works, in particular his newest explorations.

Masterworks#1 is a new direction for Binns, drawing on line, mass, and hue to create interest and depth.

With this exhibition coming just as this new artistic segue developed, Binns plans to introduce new paintings at the end of July which will hang for the remainder of the show, and he encourages art-lovers to visit twice to see the progression of work.

The exhibition runs until the end of August.

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