Exhibition “Anima Mundi"
Tuesday, 11. June 2019
– Friday, 12. July 2019
Foyer of the Library, University of Konstanz
Exhibition “Anima Mundi” by Illustrator George Butler (London)
George Butler is an award winning artist and illustrator specialising in travel and current affairs. His drawings, done in situ are in pen, ink and watercolour. Over the last ten years his desire to record scenes in ink rather than with a camera has meant he has witnessed some extraordinary moments; refugee camps in Bekaa Valley, in the oil fields in Azerbaijan, in Gaza with Oxfam, in Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Syria, Iraq and most recently in Yemen... the list goes on.
"The skill is to use drawing as an interview technique for an entire situation, I make visual notes in ink as time passes. It isn't all about conflict, the drawings are of more common experiences than those on our front pages, they are of unfolding scenes, of habits, of stories, or of a single character" He says.
His drawings have been published by The Times (London), Monocle, New York Times, the Guardian, BBC, CNN, Der Spiegel, ARD television Germany, NPR. His work has been shown in the Imperial War Museum North and the V&A Museum which also holds some of his work in the National Archive.