Artist Statement

I search for the beautiful minimalist potential in everyday life. Looking for the excitement in life’s normality.

My work is a portrait of the world in which I live, focusing on the things that pass us by as simply unremarkable. I attempt to find the magic in the mundane; using bold colours and commonplace objects to create visual exaggerations of modern day banalities.

The combination of this conventional imagery with the intimacy and personal touch of being drawn from my private space, provides the work with an almost autobiographical narrative. The sculptures carry the imperfections of real-life, allowing for a feeling of familiarity to be the connection created with the audience.

 
 
 

Exhibitions

‘FORM’

Cob Gallery,  205 Royal College St, London

February 2017

 

'AAF'

Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, Queenstown Road, London

October 2017

 

‘THE BELLY AND THE MEMBERS’

Cob Gallery,  205 Royal College St, London

September 2017

 

‘Primary’

103 Murray Grove, London

September 2017

 

‘Megalopolis’

Keiko Rochaix Yamamoto, 19 Goulston St, London

August 2017

 

‘More Gas’

Assembly House, 44 Canal Rd, Leeds

July 2017

 

‘Degree Show’

The Slade School of Fine Art

May 2017

 

‘Time To Grow Up’

Dye House 451, 451 Wick Ln, London

October 2016

 

‘Skullpture’

Grant Museum of Zoology,  21 University St, Bloomsbury, London

May 2016

 

‘Landscape 3000’

L’Amour,  24 Rue Molière, Bagnolet, Paris

February 2016

 

 
 

 

Artistic Education

Slade School of Fine Art

2014-2017  -   BFA in Fine Art

Central Saint Martins

2013-14   -   Foundation Diploma

Jam Theatre School

2006-2012   -    BTEC in performing  &  BTEC in Music Technology

 

 
 

Contact

Email: willspratley@live.co.uk

Mobile: 07738342973

Instagram: www.instagram.com/willspratleystudio/