George Boorujy entered the University of Miami with the intension of studying marine biology, but instead graduated with a BFA in painting in 1996. He later earned his MFA at School of Visual Arts in New York and combined his two strong passions to create hyperrealistic, ink paintings of wildlife impacted by human interaction with the environment. The intense and direct gazes of his subjects reconfigure the human’s perception of these species, from how they are presented in nature documentaries, to individual creatures, providing an intimate and personal experience of connection. Setting the animals in an empty background further encourages the viewers to focus on the subject, leaving them to see these animals truly and why their protection is critical.
His works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States. He has also created work for the Wildlife Conservation Society, the New York Parks Department, the Audubon Mural Project, and many more.
Images By This Artist
Audubon Mural Project #100: George Boorujy
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