Born in 1970, Lexington, KY, US
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, US
A.M., S.S.P. Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Science, Cambridge, MA, US
J.D., S.S.P. Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, US
B.A., Denison University, Granville, OH, US
Brian Wills’ art adopts a meticulous approach that is illustrated by the painted and varnished wooden panels that are crisscrossed by spoke-like motifs of colorful threads. These threads, which either accept or reject light, form a mosaic of attraction and repulsion: a satin-finished exterior and a bright and shiny interior where the colors are gradually revealed as the viewer moved forwards or backwards. Brian Wills is fond of this artifice, this fiction that means his art works change continually, allowing him to explore line and color, depth and movement. They literally vibrate, defying space and light and obliging the viewer to establish a physically intimate contact with the canvas in a controlled chaos that favors a perpetual, radical and dramatic aesthetic effect.
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