William Atkinson

Affordable Art Fair NYC

May 20 - May 23, 2021

Reception: Thursday, May 20, 2021, 6-8 PM

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Contemporary artist William Atkinson has been active in the art world for over a decade. Atkinson’s work first took the form of street art in Los Angeles, where he worked under the pseudonym ‘Insurgency Inc.’ As his artwork migrated into the gallery setting, the artist began labeling the paintings with his given name, William Atkinson. While the artist continues to utilize elements from street art, such as symbolism and familiar imagery in artworks, his current work focuses predominantly on personal expression rather than an anonymous cultural critique.

Atkinson’s multi-media works combine imagery from his day-to-day life with imagery from pop culture and street art, which are assembled into collaged pieces. Atkinson applies dynamic brush strokes and lines in a gestural mode to contrast the graphic imagery and leaves his makings exposed and unedited. The lack of shading, and inclusion of negative space allows for a focus on both form and symbolism. The diverse range of materials, source imagery, and the artist’s re-contextualization of figures and text prompt all viewers to consider new paths and perspectives of critical thought.

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William Atkinson

Affordable Art Fair NYC

May 20 - May 23, 2021

Reception: Thursday, May 20, 2021, 6-8 PM

Referential Treatment
Referential Treatment

Mixed Media on Canvas
30" x 48"

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Contemporary artist William Atkinson has been active in the art world for over a decade. Atkinson’s work first took the form of street art in Los Angeles, where he worked under the pseudonym ‘Insurgency Inc.’ As his artwork migrated into the gallery setting, the artist began labeling the paintings with his given name, William Atkinson. While the artist continues to utilize elements from street art, such as symbolism and familiar imagery in artworks, his current work focuses predominantly on personal expression rather than an anonymous cultural critique.

Atkinson’s multi-media works combine imagery from his day-to-day life with imagery from pop culture and street art, which are assembled into collaged pieces. Atkinson applies dynamic brush strokes and lines in a gestural mode to contrast the graphic imagery and leaves his makings exposed and unedited. The lack of shading, and inclusion of negative space allows for a focus on both form and symbolism. The diverse range of materials, source imagery, and the artist’s re-contextualization of figures and text prompt all viewers to consider new paths and perspectives of critical thought.

Referential Treatment
Referential Treatment
Nature vs Nurture #4
Nature vs Nurture #4
Kerouac, Passions, Control
Kerouac, Passions, Control
Nature vs Nurture #9
Nature vs Nurture #9
Through Fruition
Through Fruition
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Affordable Art Fair NYC | May 20 - May 23, 2021

The Infinity of Thoughts
50" x 50" - Acrylic on Canvas
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