Billy Bagilhole grew up in a household full of his father’s paintings and prints, from a young age drawing indians, animals, religious figures imitating those images crated by his father upon the walls. They continue to be a fascination as his father passed away when he was 6 in the year of 2001. His experience is embellished as a time capsule of creativity for works ongoing. He often states that the reason he continued to persist within art was because of his father and this is why his empathy for mark-making, for creating is so strong.

Bagilhole predominantly works through the mediums of painting and filmmaking. Often covering canvases with salt and thick paint, he enjoys the technicality within painting, within colour and within the eye of the lens. Bagilhole frequently works through internal gestures and hints of nostalgic representations on abstracted life. Often colliding colour with imagery of sinisterness. He feels that painting becomes an expressionistic form of understanding and that by leaving the work as an open question, an unknown metaphor, meaning within painting or filmmaking, within art becomes infinite.

The attraction to painting Bagilhole states is the ability to create the unknown, the unimaginable and the uncanny, creating a sense of bewilderment. With sequencing themes such as the often seen fish bones, his occurring character "Edwin" or the bull, we can start to see a hint at relations between these often differentiated pieces of imagery. Bagilhole believes that we are inherently curious and that the pursuit of art offers an expression for this curious nature. Making art becomes a medium for wonder, something unsolvable a sensory koan that engages both artist and viewer.

Billy's new exhibition 'Just William' will run from October 6th until December 24th, 2019.

Works on Sale

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Sunsick on the beach

Sunsick on the beach

£ 1700

122x85cm - Mixed Media on canvas

Working at the Golf Club

Working at the Golf Club

£ 600

72x52cm - Acrylic on paper

Wet Cigarette

Wet Cigarette

£ 1400

80x70cm - Oil and fabric dye on canvas

True Story

True Story

£ 1900

127.5x97cm - Mixed Media on canvas

The Last Matador

The Last Matador

£ 1900

127.3x97cm - Mixed media on canvas

The Crash

The Crash

£ 600

72x52cm - Acrylic on paper

The Red Fortune Fish

The Red Fortune Fish

£ 1650

101.5x76cm - Acrylic on canvas

Rock n Roll Eddie

Rock n Roll Eddie

£ 1800

122x97cm - Mixed media on canvas

Pub Dogs

Pub Dogs

£ 800

76x76cm - Mixed Media on Canvas

Pen Mawr

Pen Mawr

£ 1400

100x75cm - Acrylic on canvas

Missing Monkey

Missing Monkey

£ 1650

104x78cm - Acrylic on canvas

La Bamba

La Bamba

£ 1900

122x97cm - Mixed Media on canvas

Howling Wolf

Howling Wolf

£ 700

76x76cm - Acrylic on canvas

He left Wilson in the flames

He left Wilson in the flames

£ 1900

127.5x97cm - Mixed media on canvas

Fuego Del Rio

Fuego Del Rio

£ 1100

60x50cm - Mixed Media on canvas

Failed Footballer's Dreams

Failed Footballer's Dreams

£ 1200

80x70cm - Oil and fabric dye on canvas

Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

£ 1600

127.5x97cm - Mixed Media on canvas

Balph Lauren

Balph Lauren

£ 1700

122x91.5cm - Mixed Media on canvas

Balph Lauren

Balph Lauren

£ 1900

127.5x97cm - Mixed media on canvas

A la joy ride

A la joy ride

£ 1650

104x78.5cm - Acrylic on canvas

Lle aeth Will?

Lle aeth Will?

£ 850

63x52.5cm - Acrylic on paper

Edwin and the Rooster

Edwin and the Rooster

Sold

Ink

Boy and Dog

Boy and Dog

£ 135

Ink on paper

Boy & Cockerel

Boy & Cockerel

£ 495

Mixed Media

Abra Kadabra Alakazam 2

Abra Kadabra Alakazam 2

£ 495

Mixed Media

Boats and Bones

Boats and Bones

Sold

Mixed Media