Artist: William Irving Singer
Untitled (Mug) 8, 2016
Acrylic on canvas
14" x 11.25
This collection of black acrylic paintings on raw canvas embraces a reoccurring thematic focus in Singer's work, the exploration of portraiture as a grounds for painterly abstraction. Part rorschach inkblot test, both in process and presentation, the paintings were composed through gestural mark making while also being pressed and printed in consecutive fashion to create unanticipated variations. A cast of characters, expressionistic portraits that serve as receptacles of gestural form and cathartic play.
William Irving Singer is a visual artist and painter originally from Detroit Michigan. He received his MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2013, his BFA from the University of Michigan in 2008. Singer’s work has been featured in exhibitions throughout the United States including Detroit, Savannah, New York, Cleveland and Denver. Has held residencies at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York City, Red Bull House of Art in Detroit and most recently at the Bed Stuy Artist Residency in Brooklyn NY. His solo exhibition, “From the Depths Above,” was presented at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Museum of Art in Savannah Georgia. Singer currently lives and works in the Hudson Valley, NY, he is the studio manager at Jeffrey Gibson Studio and spends time with his cat Rrosie.