Selected Monoprints and Monotypes
George Skoufas was born (1984) and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey. Pursuing his visceral need to create what can only be defined as art, he earned his BFA from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. It was while attending SVA he was exposed to the practice of printmaking and became enamored with the process. Since graduation he has worked in a diverse range of industries including as a newsroom editor and furniture craftsman in order to support his artistic practice.
George has exhibited his work in New York City, Tokyo and Fujino, Japan, and New Jersey and will begin working towards his MFA this fall.
I began printmaking in 2006 and was instantaneously hooked to the process and have been pursuing it ever since. Printmaking is designed for repetition but where the traditional use of this process is duplication, I generally prefer to use the process for variation. In creating my monoprints, I use repetition to build upon and evolve previous iterations creating a kind of palimpsestic dialogue that flows through the body of the work and illustrates the fleeting yet impactful nature of existence. This allows me to stay present in the moment of creation, be true to myself and elude inhibition. Through an agnostic and absurdist lens, I attempt to straddle the lines between logic and nonsense and control and chaos all while maintaining a sense of openness in the face of uncertainty.