Born: East London  26 / 2 / 74

Nationality: British


Will Ayres explores through painting the multiple dimensions of memory. This process allows Ayres through the use of collected images from cultural references and personal memorabilia initial content to reconstruct and examine the integration of the narrative between reality and personal memory. These paintings focus on the actions of passing time, creating an essence, the inner workings of an image. Pairing back, investigating and examining the process of memorising and reconstructing reality, to give a more mindful insight into our daily recollections.

Selected Biography

  • Laura Long Contemporary, London. Group Show 2017
  • Stephanie Hoppen Gallery Represented 2010-2017
  • London Art Fair  12
  • London Art Fair  11
  • "Intentional Abstraction" La Galerie, London 10
  • Roma Art Fair 09
  • "F**k Art, Lets Love!" East End Arts Club, London 09
  • "The One Ton Show" East End Arts Club, London 08
  • Vanessa Suchar Contemporary Salon (Group Show) 08
  • Featured in article by Michele Robecchi ( 20 Years of the Groucho Club) of ‘Contemporary’ Magazine issue 82, 2006
  • Auction of works for ‘The Wave Foundation’  in Northern Ireland 06
  • Feature with selected works in ‘A Celebration of 20 years of the Groucho Club” anthology book, published December 05
  • The Groucho Club, London, 05
  • Eyestorm, London,  03
  • The Groucho Club, London, 03
  • Nominated for The Jerwood Painting Prize, 02
  • The Vedovi Gallery, Brussels 02 (Group exhibition, artists: Ayres, Bernier, Gursky, Mouffe, Ruscha, Testino, Warhol)
  • Nylon Gallery, London, 99
  • J Haworth Trust Award, 98
  • Phillip Connard Travel Award, 98
  • Fishmongers Company Bursary Award, 97
  • The City and Guilds of London Art School, 95-98
  • Central St Martins School of Art, 93-94
  • Various works in Private Collections. inc. Mr Joel Cadbury. Mr Pierre Lagrange

Article from 'Contemporary' Magazine.

Issue: 82, 2006

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