London, United Kingdom
About William Savage
Born England 1974. Figurative artist living and working in South London.
My work ranges from mixed media collages of interiors through more traditional figurative work in oils from life. The latter includes landscape, still lives and increasingly the human figure - both nudes and portraiture.
The majority of the works shown here on Saatchi Online employ collage and transparent acrylic techniques. My aim is typically to capture the essence of a scene - in particular structure, light, perspective and space - in a way which enhances and creates a simplified impression of the subject, whilst remaining essentially representational.
I start with a canvas of arranged glossy images chosen for their colour and tone in harmony with the vision I have in mind. Then I use transparent acrylic paints and dry media where necessary to bring out the final image.
The effect is that the underlying images are often still visible; the resulting pieces have a complexity about them where there is always something new to see.
2012 The Guardian: profile in The Careers Blog
2012 Financial News: profile in 'Life After The City' column
2012 Illustration of 'This Meatless Heaven' by Anna Mantzaris in the Lascaux Review
The Pepper Gallery (London) and the Chisholm Gallery (New York)
www.williamsavage.co.uk www.facebook.com/WilliamSavageArt www.twitter.com/WilliamSavageLN
Lavender Hill Studios 2011-2013
Camberwell College of Arts 2006
Edinburgh University 1992 - 1996
Winchester College 1987 - 1992
Life drawing at the Lavender Hill Studios atelier in South London on Wednesday evenings, which I often attend. It is open to the public.
Apr 2013 Saatchi Gallery "Burning Bright"
Apr 2013 Travellers Club, Pall Mall
Dec 2012 Clockwork Open Studios (with Coldharbour London and Empress Mews)
Nov 2012 "Colour Kings" with the Pepper Gallery at Audi Piccadilly
Nov 2012 Atelier exhibition at Lavender Hill Studios, Battersea
Jun 2012 "Serendipity" with the Pepper Gallery, Kensington
Feb 2012 Candid Arts Trust
Feb 2012 Travellers Club, Pall Mall
Jan 2012 "Secret Lives" with the Pepper Gallery, Mayfair
2011 Westminster Arts Exhibition
2011 Clockwork Open Studios
2011 Ham Polo Club, Richmond
2011 West Wycombe Park Polo Club, Hertfordshire