Guy Austin

Panda Face (2018) Acrylics on canvas, 56 x 46 cm


I am a self-taught painter living in Leeds. I paint in an expressionist style, aiming to express and generate emotion. My work often has a cartoon or playful edge; it combines figurative and abstract elements to create images which are not realist reproductions but something new, not seen before. I am influenced by the American painter Philip Guston’s statement “I don’t want pictures, I want living things.” I have had exhibitions (group and solo) in Yorkshire and my work was included in the “Depictions of Living” exhibition in London (January 2020).