Brian Wills
American,
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Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2018
SELECTED WORKS,
PARISIAN LAUNDRY
2017
Brian Wills: Line + Light,
PRAZ-DELAVALLADE
2016
Brian Wills : New works,
PRAZ-DELAVALLADE

Los Angeles-based Brian Wills makes multimedia works that bridge painting and wall sculpture. Wills creates his works by wrapping colored thread around thin strips of wood, which he then encases in paint and polyurethane and mounts on the wall. His process has a labor intensity that the artist associates with craftsmanship; in Will’s own words, his works could be considered “minimal in nature” and “a bit obsessive”. While his compositions are frequently geometric and patterned, the simultaneously glossy and textured surface of these works is meant to reflect light differently depending on the position of the viewer. Wills has more recently begun to create freestanding sculpture using a similar process. His influences include James Turrell, Pieter Brueghel, Josef Albers, and Agnes Martin.