William Grob

13/11/1992




Studied BA (Hons) Photography at University College Falmouth

The only language I know to date is visual.

 

 

“William Grob takes many influences from the rural aesthetic he was raised in with his influences originating from natural elements, ornate stonework and his carnal intrigue of fire. Struggling to verbally communicate in his younger years William chose instead to express himself pictorially and physically through the inspiration of the great expressionist painters Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse and Van Gogh. He is an artist who uses photography and Painting as a means of communication, by integrating paint with photograph he gives the ability to add multiple points of perspective. What we perceive is not what we necessarily see when we live in a world which holds no truths and no answers, only beliefs. His belief is in seeing more and showing both a physical truth and an emotive honesty. Photography holds as many lies as truths so by synthesizing painting with photographs he projects a visualisation that captures both the instant, and the immortal.”

 

Review by Harry Dempsey

 

Education;

Studied BA Photography at Falmouth University 2011 – 2014

 

 

Exhibitions & Commissions;

2011 June

Commissioned by James Stunt to create a unique image as his wedding gift to Petra Ecclestone

 

Falmouth – 2012 May

Collaborative exhibition Falmouth Gallery

 

Falmouth – 2013 March

Collaborative Exhibition HandBar

 

Falmouth – 2013 April

Solo Photographic Exhibition at Five Degrees Below

 

London – 2014 June

Collaborative Exhibition at the Rag Factory, Brick Lane

 

London – 2014 June

FreeRange at the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane

 

Brighton – 2014 August

Collaborative Exhibition

 

NYC – 2015 October

Green point Gallery Pop Up

 

NYC – 2015 October

Roll Up Gate Studio Exhibition

 

NYC – 2016

Large Private Commission

 

London – 2016 September

The Mall Galleries

 

UK – 2016

Guildford House Gallery

 

London – 2016

The Old Truman Brewery at PHOTOBLOCK

 

 

Competitions;
UK – 2016

Finalist The Sunday Times watercolour

 

UK – 2016

Finalist RPS photographic competition & part of the 159th Touring Exhibition

 

 

Publications;
Dubai – 2016

Best of 2016 IEAA (international emerging artist award)

 

USA – 2016

Fondle Magazine; 8 page feature with poster pull out

 

USA – 2016

Minetta

 

UK – 2016

“Don’t Panic” zine

 

Online Publication – 2016

Creative Boom

 

Online Publication – 2016

LoDown Magazine

 

Online Publication – 2016

Pylot Magazine

 

Online Blog – 2016

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition Blog

 

 

Residencies & Galleries;
NYC USA Residency 272 Seigel

2015 – 2016

 

USA Gallery Dolphin & Hawk Gallery LA/San Diego

 

Berlin Residency: 102 Gallery

2016 – present

 

 

Books;
Masks 2016

Limited Edition of 100