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A Scarcity of Thought - An Exhibition by William Luz

  • Dates: 27th July, 2021 - 8th August, 2021
  • Venue: Plymouth - Ocean Studios

Exhibition dates: 13th July – 8th August 

Luz makes use of what is around, constantly referring to what is conceptually, visually and materially to hand. The work is always evolving and is rarely thought of as finished, in that way he considers all his works as drawing, no matter the material. This show captures him at a point of reevaluation, a collection of larger works on paper, smaller collages and wall drawings that are testing new waters.

An exploratory body of work that seeks a shift from a basic abstract language to a more complex vernacular of texture and form that aims to speak simply of the nuances that occur during making, rather than a product of pre thought. 

Not attempting to respond too immediately to the world and events outside, through his work Luz prefers to build up an internal system of call and response, reusing, echoing and quoting motifs that appear to hint at some kind of esoteric mythology that doesn’t actually exist. He just likes making things, they are just pictures and it is all in fact just waffle.


William Luz (b.1984) is an artist originally from the West Midlands, now based in Plymouth, UK. He is one third of Nous Vous Collective, a group of artists and friends and is currently studying MA drawing at Plymouth College of Art. Luz produces works that are drawings and refer to drawing as an iterative process in an expanded sense. Through multimedia works on paper, print, ceramics and video there is a focus on process that aims to refer back to the act of making, the materiality of making itself and the performative nature of artists’ work.

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