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
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