Will French’s multi-disciplinary practice carries a common thread of a wry humour and playfulness. Addressing the personal, popular and political his work spans traditional, mechanical and conceptual manifestations. He often utilises accessible objects and amplifies their reading through a slight tweak or blatant upending.
French was born in Melbourne and spent his childhood in Korea and Indonesia. He completed a Masters of Visual Art at Sydney College of the Arts in 2005 and was the 2008 recipient of the Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artist Travel Scholarship. He has twice been a finalist of the Helen Lempriere NSW Travelling Arts Scholarship, was the recipient of the 2009 Westpac Redlands Emerging Artist Prize and was a finalist in the 2015 John Fries Award.
Knot Set on Stone. 2014
Please Turn Over, Please. 2014
Terrazzo and Brass
This Will Never Last 2014
Documentation of Performance. Vapour and Skywriting.
Photo: Dara Gill
All images courtesy the artist