William Brickel's paintings explore how memories of past experiences become embellished through the act of recollection. The human figure is a recurrent and central concern in Brickel's practice, providing a means to examine the contemporary status of the self, the other, and how the two may exist together.Read More
Brickel's creates works that elongate and exaggerate the human form beyond realism. His figures approach representation via a painterly restraint and emotional isolation that is reflective of his generation. Figures exist together in one picture plane, male bodies wrap around each other but relationships are uncertain, and eye contact is never established. The figures are emotionally distant from each other and from the viewer, protecting themselves from the world we inhabit.
He studied Fine Art Photography at Camberwell College of Art, UK in 2015-2017 and finished the Post- Graduate Program at the Royal Drawing School in London, UK in 2017-2018.