Georgie Flood’s paintings evoke the sense of an unexpected confrontation, a moment of shock, an unwanted advance or a surprise encounter. They emit a raw immediacy that belies confidence and control. An estranged allure takes hold, oscillating between desire and horror, between image and brushstroke.
Flood obsessively combs the Internet for sources. She assembles archives, categorises, and curates*. A hierarchy emerges. Some images are sticky. They emerge from the laser printer blackened and torn. They litter the studio floor. Flood’s paintings are a moment of tenderness and aggression between artist and image, of want and repulsion. Rescuing the images from limbo, she singles them out, spends time with them, explores their contours.
Georgie Flood (b. 1985, Melbourne) holds a Master of Fine Art from London’s Slade School of Fine Art, and a Bachelor of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited extensively in Europe and the United States. I’ll Be Your Miracle, Bitch is her Melbourne debut.