Selected works by Will Fowler

Will Fowler
Drops

2006

acrylic on canvas

213.4 x 152.4 cm
Will Fowler’s plethoric patterned canvases are mesmerising in their intensity. Drawing association to 20th c masters such as Dubuffet, Pollock, and Miro, Fowler approaches painting as purist pursuit, recycling and quoting from his own lexicon of gesture, mark-making, and iconography. Often taking years to complete, Fowler’s paintings refuse to resolve as totalities, but rather dazzle with their cacophonous overabundance of energy and contradiction. In TBD, Fowler’s enmeshed motifs compile with vivacious tension, each dot, square, and triangle vying for individual recognition; the solidity of his geometry further unsettled with casual intuitiveness of painterly gesture.
Will Fowler
Bathtub

2007

Acrylic and photocopies on paper

152.4 x 177.8 cm

Will Fowler's Biography

1969
Born Winston-Salem

Lives and works in Los Angeles


SOLO EXHIBITIONS



2007
White Columns, New York
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles

2004
Don't Eat Yellow Bricks, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles

2001
Galerie Hohenlohe und Kalb, Vienna, Austria


GROUP EXHIBITIONS



2006
Dereconstruction, curated by Matthew Higgs, Gladstone Gallery, New York
Cloudbreak, Hiromi Yoshii, Organized by David Kordansky, Tokyo, Japan
(keep feeling) fascination : recent abstract painting in Los Angeles, Luckman Gallery, Cal State L.A., Los Angeles
Hotel California, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale
Concepts from Painting, curated by Martin Prinzhorn, Ar/ge Kunst Galerie Museum/Galleria Museo, Bolzano, Italy

2005
Beyond the Painted Horizon, Bakersfield College Gallery, Bakersfield
Sugartown, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York

2003
Inaugural Exhibition, Golinko Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Paintingshow, Austrian Art Studio, Chicago

2001
Will Fowler and Aiko Hachisuka, Hot Coco Lab, Los Angeles

2000
Upward, not Northward, Storage Gallery, Los Angeles
Scale, Galerie Hohenlohe und Kalb, Vienna, Austria

1998
Raw Hide, Zolla-Lieberman Gallery, Chicago
Polymorphous Memorialus, Post, Los Angeles