William Balthazar Rose 11 February 2023 - 15 March 2023
'Reason to Celebrate'
We are delighted to be celebrating with you this, William’s third and long awaited solo exhibition which, due to popular demand has been extended. This is a particularly special exhibition for William as he dedicates it to his friend and mentor, the internationally known art critic and historian, Edward Lucie-Smith.
To view the full exhibition please click here
We love William’s work for its darkly medieval and yet dreamlike quality at the same time encompassing a wonderful sense of humour.
The images you will see in this exhibition of paintings are to be pondered over for their symbolism and narrative. Here time and space are not the measure of all things, as he links the past to the present day, juxtaposing the two to see the world as one. Rose uses and adapts the work of other artists of the past - Picasso, Balthus, Morandi, Cezanne and Titian to fill his compositions and then injects them with his own brand of mystery. Each painting is rich with symbolism, each has a narrative, often frightening but never dull.
William was born in Cambridge but was educated in America where he received a Masters from Princeton University. He later taught at both Princeton and the University of California, and practiced architecture at leading firms on both coasts. He returned to Europe at the age of 30 in the early 1990s, spending several years living in Sansepolcro, Tuscany in the town of Piero della Francesca.
He has exhibited widely throughout Italy, the US and the UK.
The exhibition opens on Saturday 11th February. Join us for a glass of champagne and meet the artist who will be present from 10am - 3pm..
A catalogue is available on request.
To view the digital catalogue please click here
Painting shown here: Castello di Lippiano | oil on canvas | 50 x 70 cm