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WILLIAM DICK
London, - United Kingdom



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Artist Statement

STATEMENT My paintings record my interest in reconciling different and often estranged qualities and ideas in painting. I work through an experimental evaluation of the co-influence or confluence of organic and geometric, texture and structure, density and transparency, the sensuous history of paint and the austere tradition of minimalism. Within the context of abstraction, namely geometric and organic, I begin with the fundamental balance in painting between line and colour. I have drawn on ancient symbolic shapes from my Scottish background and I am influenced by the symbolic power of simplest forms of drawn lines such as the circles, concentric circles and spirals of Pictish and Celtic Art. Linear elements in my work derive from this source as well as from African and Aboriginal Art, Abyssinian Warrior Shields and Russian icons, and other lines and shapes that retain, in the broadest sense, some significance within culture. For colour I begin from observation of geological form and the substance of land; of dust, sand, mud and rock as well as the outcrop of local street furniture/ architecture; weather and the effects of weathering, and then of the often extreme and exotic colour of lichen, peat and mosses. My work exploits all the painterly techniques that have been used throughout Western Tradition and over the years I have built on that knowledge with extensive experimentation using a wide variety of media. Recent works use wax with all kinds of paint to create surfaces, which are intensely worked with drawn lines and...

Original Artworks (140)

William Dick; SMOWT II, 2015, Original Drawing Other, 64 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241 The painting portrays a powerful sense of illumination and generates a spiritual atmosphere through its repainting. The geometric patterns are inspired by both ancient tribal symbols and a fascination with the geological formations of the landscape. Each painting therefore evolves out of itself, layer on layer, transforming ...
William Dick
Original Other Drawing, 2015
64 x 45 cm (25.2 x 17.7 inches)
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William Dick; SMOWT I, 2015, Original Drawing Other, 64 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241 The painting portrays a powerful sense of illumination and generates a spiritual atmosphere through its repainting. The geometric patterns are inspired by both ancient tribal symbols and a fascination with the geological formations of the landscape. Each painting therefore evolves out of itself, layer on layer, transforming ...
William Dick
Original Other Drawing, 2015
64 x 45 cm (25.2 x 17.7 inches)
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William Dick; STAIRT IX, 2015, Original Drawing Other, 76 x 56 cm. Artwork description: 241 The painting portrays a powerful sense of illumination and generates a spiritual atmosphere through its repainting. The geometric patterns are inspired by both ancient tribal symbols and a fascination with the geological formations of the landscape. Each painting therefore evolves out of itself, layer on layer, transforming ...
William Dick
Original Other Drawing, 2015
76 x 56 cm (29.9 x 22.0 inches)
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William Dick; STAIRT IV, 2015, Original Drawing Other, 76 x 56 cm. Artwork description: 241 The painting portrays a powerful sense of illumination and generates a spiritual atmosphere through its repainting. The geometric patterns are inspired by both ancient tribal symbols and a fascination with the geological formations of the landscape. Each painting therefore evolves out of itself, layer on layer, transforming ...
William Dick
Original Other Drawing, 2015
76 x 56 cm (29.9 x 22.0 inches)
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William Dick; STAIRT II, 2015, Original Drawing Other, 76 x 56 cm. Artwork description: 241 The painting portrays a powerful sense of illumination and generates a spiritual atmosphere through its repainting. The geometric patterns are inspired by both ancient tribal symbols and a fascination with the geological formations of the landscape. Each painting therefore evolves out of itself, layer on layer, transforming ...
William Dick
Original Other Drawing, 2015
76 x 56 cm (29.9 x 22.0 inches)
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William Dick; STAIRT I, 2015, Original Drawing Other, 76 x 56 cm. Artwork description: 241 The painting portrays a powerful sense of illumination and generates a spiritual atmosphere through its repainting. The geometric patterns are inspired by both ancient tribal symbols and a fascination with the geological formations of the landscape. Each painting therefore evolves out of itself, layer on layer, transforming ...
William Dick
Original Other Drawing, 2015
76 x 56 cm (29.9 x 22.0 inches)
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William Dick; MAIRCH IV, 2016, Original Drawing Other, 64 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241 The painting portrays a powerful sense of illumination and generates a spiritual atmosphere through its repainting. The geometric patterns are inspired by both ancient tribal symbols and a fascination with the geological formations of the landscape. Each painting therefore evolves out of itself, layer on layer, transforming ...
William Dick
Original Other Drawing, 2016
64 x 45 cm (25.2 x 17.7 inches)
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William Dick; MAIRCH III, 2016, Original Drawing Other, 64 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241 The painting portrays a powerful sense of illumination and generates a spiritual atmosphere through its repainting. The geometric patterns are inspired by both ancient tribal symbols and a fascination with the geological formations of the landscape. Each painting therefore evolves out of itself, layer on layer, transforming ...
William Dick
Original Other Drawing, 2016
64 x 45 cm (25.2 x 17.7 inches)
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William Dick; MAIRCH II, 2016, Original Drawing Other, 64 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241 The painting portrays a powerful sense of illumination and generates a spiritual atmosphere through its repainting. The geometric patterns are inspired by both ancient tribal symbols and a fascination with the geological formations of the landscape. Each painting therefore evolves out of itself, layer on layer, transforming ...
William Dick
Original Other Drawing, 2016
64 x 45 cm (25.2 x 17.7 inches)
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William Dick; MAIRCH I, 2016, Original Drawing Other, 64 x 45 cm. Artwork description: 241 The painting portrays a powerful sense of illumination and generates a spiritual atmosphere through its repainting. The geometric patterns are inspired by both ancient tribal symbols and a fascination with the geological formations of the landscape. Each painting therefore evolves out of itself, layer on layer, transforming ...
William Dick
Original Other Drawing, 2016
64 x 45 cm (25.2 x 17.7 inches)
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William Dick; BIRL , 2016, Original Drawing Other, 90 x 90 cm. Artwork description: 241 DescriptionThe painting portrays a powerful sense of illumination and generates a spiritual atmosphere through its repainting. The geometric patterns are inspired by both ancient tribal symbols and a fascination with the geological formations of the landscape. Each painting therefore evolves out of itself, layer on layer, transforming ...
William Dick
Original Other Drawing, 2016
90 x 90 cm (35.4 x 35.4 inches)
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William Dick; DREEP, 2016, Original Drawing Other, 90 x 90 cm. Artwork description: 241 DescriptionThe painting portrays a powerful sense of illumination and generates a spiritual atmosphere through its repainting. The geometric patterns are inspired by both ancient tribal symbols and a fascination with the geological formations of the landscape. Each painting therefore evolves out of itself, layer on layer, transforming ...
William Dick
Original Other Drawing, 2016
90 x 90 cm (35.4 x 35.4 inches)
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William Dick; ENLANG, 2016, Original Digital Other, 90 x 90 cm. Artwork description: 241 DescriptionThe painting portrays a powerful sense of illumination and generates a spiritual atmosphere through its repainting. The geometric patterns are inspired by both ancient tribal symbols and a fascination with the geological formations of the landscape. Each painting therefore evolves out of itself, layer on layer, transforming ...
William Dick
Original , 2016
90 x 90 cm (35.4 x 35.4 inches)
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William Dick; COUPAIRT, 2016, Original Drawing Other, 90 x 90 cm. Artwork description: 241 DescriptionThe painting portrays a powerful sense of illumination and generates a spiritual atmosphere through its repainting. The geometric patterns are inspired by both ancient tribal symbols and a fascination with the geological formations of the landscape. Each painting therefore evolves out of itself, layer on layer, transforming ...
William Dick
Original Other Drawing, 2016
90 x 90 cm (35.4 x 35.4 inches)
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William Dick; FOUZLE, 2016, Original Drawing Other, 90 x 90 cm. Artwork description: 241 DescriptionThe painting portrays a powerful sense of illumination and generates a spiritual atmosphere through its repainting. The geometric patterns are inspired by both ancient tribal symbols and a fascination with the geological formations of the landscape. Each painting therefore evolves out of itself, layer on layer, transforming ...
William Dick
Original Other Drawing, 2016
90 x 90 cm (35.4 x 35.4 inches)
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William Dick; CHIBALLIE, 2016, Original Drawing Other, 90 x 90 cm. Artwork description: 241 DescriptionThe painting portrays a powerful sense of illumination and generates a spiritual atmosphere through its repainting. The geometric patterns are inspired by both ancient tribal symbols and a fascination with the geological formations of the landscape. Each painting therefore evolves out of itself, layer on layer, transforming ...
William Dick
Original Other Drawing, 2016
90 x 90 cm (35.4 x 35.4 inches)
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William Dick; MISSOUR II, 2016, Original Drawing Other, 90 x 90 cm. Artwork description: 241 DescriptionThe painting portrays a powerful sense of illumination and generates a spiritual atmosphere through its repainting. The geometric patterns are inspired by both ancient tribal symbols and a fascination with the geological formations of the landscape. Each painting therefore evolves out of itself, layer on layer, transforming ...
William Dick
Original Other Drawing, 2016
90 x 90 cm (35.4 x 35.4 inches)
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William Dick; MISSOUR I, 2016, Original Drawing Other, 90 x 90 cm. Artwork description: 241 DescriptionThe painting portrays a powerful sense of illumination and generates a spiritual atmosphere through its repainting. The geometric patterns are inspired by both ancient tribal symbols and a fascination with the geological formations of the landscape. Each painting therefore evolves out of itself, layer on layer, transforming ...
William Dick
Original Other Drawing, 2016
90 x 90 cm (35.4 x 35.4 inches)
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William Dick; OLDAL II, 2015, Original Drawing Other, 150 x 150 cm. Artwork description: 241                                                         Description:  The painting portrays a powerful sense of illumination and generates a spiritual atmosphere through its repainting. The geometric patterns are inspired by both ancient tribal symbols and a fascination with the geological formations of the landscape. Each painting therefore evolves out of itself, layer on layer, ...
William Dick
Original Other Drawing, 2015
150 x 150 cm (59.1 x 59.1 inches)
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William Dick; OLDAL V, 2013, Original Drawing Other, 150 x 150 cm. Artwork description: 241                                                        Description:  The painting portrays a powerful sense of illumination and generates a spiritual atmosphere through its repainting. The geometric patterns are inspired by both ancient tribal symbols and a fascination with the geological formations of the landscape. Each painting therefore evolves out of itself, layer on layer, ...
William Dick
Original Other Drawing, 2013
150 x 150 cm (59.1 x 59.1 inches)
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