William Fice is an emerging artist who infuses his paintings and drawings with a mix of adolescent ennui and the dignity of adulthood. Taking images of his inner circle and his own lived experiences as a starting point, the artist presents bored male figures in various contexts. Highly saturated fields of colour and suggestive body language combine to offer viewers a new perspective on modern manhood.
William’s paintings work as organic structures rather than locked-in scenes, where figures merge into a shared guardedness. The forms, outlined with graphic, thick black marks, occupy a distant temporal space moulded by a sense of emptied time. Wrapped in a signature palette of deep indigos, washes of apricot, and loud tones, loitering, longing subjects beckon viewers to fill in the gaps in their story.
The artist has a degree in Fine Art from Leeds Art University. Since graduating, William has been featured in the Guardian and listed among Artsy's Top 10 In-Demand Artists (2020). He has exhibited works at Yeah Man Fairs, Lamberts Yard (2018) and Release, Wharf Chambers (2018), both Leeds.
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