About William Allik
In his detailed paintings, William Allik draws influence from the old masters, juxtaposing this formal attention with surreal imagery that references Hieronymus Bosch and the frontal symmetry and tonal techniques of Balthus. Working in tempera on board, Allik employs a palette of muted tones punctuated by warm colors, creating a realism that is belied by uncanny subjects. “The Temptation of St. Anthony” presents a futuristic hellscape in which religion and technology are conflated.
American, b. 1962