William Klose's work is preoccupied with the understanding of his immediate surroundings, be that in a literal depiction of a domestic setting, city and landscapes, or a more narrative-orientated subject.                                                    

The majority of the paintings from the last decade are informed by the transition of life caught between England and Thailand. The imagery is predominantly based in Thailand, but the influences and methodology is very much rooted in the traditions of Western painting. London and the artists he grew up surrounded by, instilled a belief in the act of painting. Artists such as Degas, Bonnard, Balthus, Diebenkorn, Lopez-Garcia, to name but a few, have constantly reinforced this sense of purpose and possibility within the discipline of painting. 

Painting for him satisfies a need to understand a new environment and respond to a moment of clarity, and recall an image that has endured.  

William currently lives and works in Bristol, UK. 

Born 1977 in London, England.      

Art Foundation at Edinburgh School of Art.                 

BA at Camberwell College of Art, London 1998-2001.



2017   Between Intimacy and Estrangement, H Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2015   Disquiet, G1 Contemporary, Bangkok, Thailand

2012   Witthayu, H Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2011   Bangkok Cityscapes, Four Seasons Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

2011   The Construct of Chance, H Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

Group shows

2019   Open Studios, Jamaica Street Studios, Bristol, UK

2016   Summer Show, H Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2014   BP Portrait Awards, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

2013   Summer Show, H Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2007   Hilder Family Show, Francis Isles Gallery, Rochester, UK

2006   Hilder Family Show, Francis Isles Gallery, Rochester, UK

2004   Twist Art and Design, Oxo Tower, London, UK

2004   New Urbanites, Catto Contemporary, London, UK

2003   Lift Off!, Catto Contemporary, London, UK

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