William Harman

Based London, UK
William Harman - artist


Humour is at the heart of my practice. I want my paintings to be fun. Drawing from my own experience and cultural heritage, I create purposely kitsch scenes that are recognisable and accessible. I use gatherings like birthday parties, family events, nights out and the regulars at the local as a starting point and fill my canvases with stiff, awkward characters. Composed with a painterly crudeness for the viewer to confront and enjoy, I try to navigate the course between realism and the surreal.


2018: BA Hons Fine Art Painting, University of Brighton

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

2019: Robert Walters Group - UK Young Artist of the Year Award (finalist), Saatchi Gallery, London
2019: Pick N Mix, Brixton Beneficiary, London
2019: Fandom, Bones and Pearls Studios, London
2018: Graduate Show, Grand Parade, University of Brighton
2018: Where’s the Remote Mum?, Gallery Lock In, Brighton
2017: Inbetween, Grand Parade, University of Brighton
2016: Corridor, Grand Parade, University of Brighton
2015: Graduate Show, UAL CCW





  • Finalist of the Robert Walters Group, UK Young Artist of the Year Award
  • Represented in international private collections

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  • Achievements & Goals

    • A Solo Show (Award Finalist)
    • Upcoming residency
    • Continue painting
    • Travel
  • Genre & Style

    • Figurative
  • Inspiration & Vision

    • Personal experience
    • People
    • Life
  • Sales & Trajectory

    • Already sold works
    • Self-funded
  • Technique & Material

    • Oil
    • Acrylic
    • Spray paint


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