50 Works on Paper / If.You.Will Projects
Exhibition is Open: Saturday 4th February – Monday 6th February Opening Hours: 11am – 4pm
IF.YOU.WILL.PROJECTS is the studio name of artist and lawyer, Will Everitt.
Will completed his Foundation Course In Art and Design at Norwich Art School in 1991 where his practice led him to a specialization in painting. He went on to study a joint honours degree in Fine Art and Business Studies at Humberside University. Later he qualified as a lawyer, following a law conversion at Westminster University. This cross-disciplinary approach to creativity and business is something that has continued to define Will’s creative work and professional career as music and media lawyer.
Will’s art practice is broad, including landscape, still life, and graphic design. His enquiries relate to themes such as habit and repeated behavior, routine, rituals and aspects of office culture. Beyond these day-to-day themes Will explores broader related ideas around the nature of life cycles and personal histories. Through a mix of representational drawing, assemblage and printing Will aims to create a diverse visual language through a tapestry of media including old paper, pencil, crayon, tape, ink, letraset, stickers and found material, a form which he sometimes refers to as Retro-Rymans.
This exhibition, Will’s first solo London show, examines the intersection between the corporate and creative worlds. It features 50 works on paper in which Will repeatedly refers to a cast of characters including toothbrushes, shirts, cut flowers, cigarettes and coffee cups, items which represent the smaller un-lived moments of the average day. The image making is consciously analogue and draws on a combination of classic design drawing, still life, print making, collage and pop culture.
Will lives in London and is partner at media and entertainment law firm Lee & Thompson LLP.