WILL IS A BA (HONS) 2020 LEEDS ARTS UNIVERSITY GRADUATE

His work explores the dilemma of the adolescent on the verge of adulthood. Young men, "awkwards", are captured as they begin to reject the child as the man beckons. Friendship, appearance, demeanour, ennui and everything unsaid are addressed from a male perspective. Being cool and never showing frailty are watch words.

Will's source material is gathered from Instagram, chats with friends where photos have been exchanged, and his own experiences and observations. His deliberate use of a small canvas allows an intimacy of image that accentuates rather than diminishes the greater narrative. Drawing is important and strong outlines are used to emphasise individual figures. Colour too, applied as washed out or highly intense, helps to establish a sense of character for the viewer.

Waiting Room, his first solo show since leaving college concluded at the end of March with a majority of works being sold. The exhibition can be viewed here .

Prices for small-scale paintings range from £1,000 - £1,500. For availability, please contact us.

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