BRIAN WILLS is an artist who weaves together influence from the California Light and Space movement with an approach to material borrowed from indigenous crafting traditions. While the terrain of Light and Space art, trodden by artists such as Robert Irwin and James Turrell, generally draws to mind artists engaged in industrial production methods. Wills addresses ideas about abstraction and uses everyday materials to create extra-ordinary artworks. There is a rhythmic musicality to the paintings as they resonate with color and transform the space in which they exist through light.
Wills was born in Kentucky and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Wills has an MA from Harvard and a BA from Denison University in Ohio. His work has been shown in gallery exhibitions in Los Angeles and New York. His work is in many public and private collections including La Colección Jumex, Mexico; The Jarl Mohn Family Foundation; and The Frederick R. Weisman Foundation.