The work occupies the space between disciplines by investigating the boundaries and perceptions of painting. Often incorporating sculptural and digital attributes, the resulting forms and surfaces encourage discourse through the continued debate of objectness in painting and also pose questions about the materiality of colour.
The work explores ideas of order and chaos, painting and sculpture, avant-garde and kitsch and how these precarious pairings can exist together, through subtle formal arrangement and colourful sensory overloads.
Will was born in 1983, in Blackpool, England, where his infatuation with colour and light began. The casinos, amusements and neon illuminations that line Blackpool’s Golden Mile have had a clear impact on both his use of colour and his interest in gaudy, kitsch and often seemingly overindulgent aesthetics.
Will is a recent graduate of Bath School of Art and Design. He has been in several group shows including, Constructing Current Painting at The Octagon Bath, 97 Miles West at the Truman Brewery, London, The Nature of Change: Hybridity and Mutation, at HRL Contemporary on Wilkes St, London. He was selected for the Tate Modern project which was organised by Bath, Norwich and Winchester art schools and hosted by Tate Modern. Will has also completed residencies in the UK and Europe and also continues to exhibit work under the collaborative practice MadeScapes ^.