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Will creates visual art pieces on canvas and in the digital space. Newer works have been painted using advanced digital painting software.

Art works can currently be viewed, and purchased in print at Crated.

Contact the artist via email for originals and commissions.

 

Statements on the art

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
― C.G. Jung

The work of Will Felix is dreamlike, vibrant with the alchemy of the ever-waking mind interpreting dream symbols—or, better, translating them, from forms in the mind to images on canvas. Through color and flow, subtly applied but plain-spoken symbolism, and the honesty of a floral arrangement, his works deliver a visual poetry that is direct and accessible.

Aesthetically, his work moves between flows and eddies of energy to granular and geometric states of being. Thematically, he explores emotional and psychological themes, distilling them into potent forms of deceptive simplicity, as when a song’s powerful refrain lingers long after you’ve forgotten the rest of the words, carrying the real weight of what matters. In this way, every piece is both a captured moment of insight into a state of mind that anyone can recognize, as well as being a catalyst for the viewer’s own emotional understanding.

Visually arresting, cathartic and inspiring, poignant and comforting, Will Felix’s works speak to a life that is lived in and explored, calling the viewer to feel the resonance in their own life. Each work is alive, waking. Each is a facet of understanding life.

― Jaimie Pomeroy, 2017

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My theory is that organic abstraction holds the key to promoting contemplation in a society that desperately needs it. The figurative elements suggest the narrative that viewers might be expecting; yet the abstraction draws them to think about it deeper than just on the surface. Whether they choose to accept it or not is the dilemma. The public might run away again. I will go on making such works anyway… perhaps a select few will benefit from them, or perhaps they might inspire another generation as the Expressionists did me.

― Will Felix, 2002.

Bio

(Feature image: “Self portrait,” digital manipulation, 2003.)

Will Felix was born in Brooklyn, NY in the eventful summer of 1969. His mother went into labor while watching Apollo 11 land 
on the moon, and headed for the hospital only to be sent back home. He was born 2 days later. This suggests either comfort in 
the womb, or rather a predilection for questioning the rules. 
This stubbornness with the conformity of human perception is prevalent in his varied works.

Will’s art career developed in Orlando, FL, where his work has been on display in several venues, including the Orlando Museum of Art and City Hall. Subsequent moves to New York City in 2000 and Akron, OH in 2004 have provided varied influences and venues for his career. He currently resides in Williamsburg, VA.

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A teacher of modern art

In the last few months, I’ve learned a great deal about modern art and abstraction from British artist Matthew Collings. He has been like a professor that I never had. Not to diminish the value of my professors at Kent State; but the knowledge I got from them was more fundamental. What I’ve learned from …

Owning up

I had sushi for lunch today. Sushi is something that used to be eaten by the affluent few in the US. Now it’s available to the masses at your local supermarket. Yet it still retains a certain level of distinction as something more than just “common food.” There has been a lot of backlash against …

A sight from the past

Thanks to a friend from my Orlando days, I now have a decent image of one of my early works: “Looking Through Chaos.” You can get a print of it now at Crated.

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(Feature image: “Plant sketch,” digital painting, 2013.)