Will Fice is a 2020 graduate (BA Hons) from Leeds Arts University.
His work explores the "where are we now" of young males on the verge of adulthood. His close circle of friends and Instagram photography provide an unlimited source of inspiration. The careful placing of figures on the canvas is intended to create a sense of strong interconnected relationships whilst in reality the viewer is presented with an overriding feeling of inadequacy, awkwardness, and the solitary. These moments in time are accentuated by the use of vivid colour and strong outlines.
Will is at the start of his career and his first show since leaving college, Waiting Room, is currently taking place on our INTRODUCING online only exhibition platform. A group of fifteen new paintings explores the dilemma of the adolescent on the verge of adulthood. Young men, "awkwards", are captured in a metaphorical waiting room that rejects the child and beckons the man. Friendship, appearance, demeanour, ennui and everything unsaid are addressed from a male perspective. Being cool and never showing frailty are watch words.
Curated by Patrick Davies, the show includes an insightful essay by Duncan Mosley, Will's course tutor at Leeds and the artist has created a short 'selfie' film made on his iPhone. The exhibition which runs until March 8th, can be viewed here ⚯.
Prices for small-scale paintings range from £800 - £1,200. For availability, please contact us.