William Fisk, (b. 1969) was raised in Toronto, Canada; and studied at both the Ontario College of Art and York University. He creates meticulously painted pictures of functional objects, large and small. Each bold composition is dramatic in scale and as a result becomes utterly seductive, striking and mesmerizing.
By portraying these objects in their present reductive format and traditional medium, the personal significance they once had for the artist and others is recalled through focusing on a specific object as a painted image. Their connection to William Fisk and posthumous individuals reminds us that there is a gap that exists between the autonomy of the objects and their connection to us. That connection represents an unrecorded history in relation to the significance those objects had for William and/or for other autonomous individuals.
William Fisk joined Forum Gallery’s roster in 2002.