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William Fice

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Degree: Fine Art
University: Leeds Arts University
Graduation Year: 2020

New Blood Art Statement

William Fice creates paintings charged with both adolescent ennui, and the dignity of adulthood. By removing surfeit detail, figures come into presence through his lyrical use of colour – note the deep indigos and washes of apricot that build up intimate scenes. Context is only loosely gestured to, yet his assembled forms are uncannily contemporary meditations on masculinity, sociality, and identity. This is furthered by his taking inspiration from the disjuncture between compositional painting practice, and social media image capture. Fice continually questions what merging these two processes might elicit from the viewer, something new, or perhaps something nostalgic. His paintings work as organic structures rather than locked-in scenes, where figures coalesce in a shared guardedness. 

Artist Statement

My practice places itself within a contemporary debate surrounding gender and class, depicting an aspect of young manhood obtained directly from photographs within my immediate circle of friends. Taken directly from Instagram, these primary and secondary materials are connected through an established criteria of painting and camera. The selection of images consisting of diverse compositions of young men. The figures in my work occupy a distant temporal space moulded by a sense of emptied time, where young men perform such behaviours found between a period of adolescence and adulthood. Through thin, washed out applications of paint, the construction of the painted image is questioned as I layer my paintings to reposition subject matter in an assembly of forms, where the work operates as a body as opposed to a single unified image.

 

Original works:

Group study

By William Fice

2020 Graduate

£175

Don't look down

By William Fice

2020 Graduate

£100

Lucky strike

By William Fice

2020 Graduate

£300

Extreme tree climbing

By William Fice

2020 Graduate

£300

Happy hour

By William Fice

2020 Graduate

£300

Walking pair

By William Fice

2020 Graduate

£300

Crouched figure

By William Fice

2020 Graduate

£400

Parking lot

By William Fice

2020 Graduate

£300

Group of four, red

By William Fice

2020 Graduate

£300

Slouched pair

By William Fice

2020 Graduate

£400

Blue nose portrait

By William Fice

2020 Graduate

£400

Sold Artworks:

Stargazing

By William Fice

2020 Graduate

SOLD