WILLIAM FOYLE Second Solo Show

1 Dec 2015 – 5 Dec 2015

Event times

Monday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm

Cost of entry


Royal College of Art

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus 9,10,52
  • South Kensington/High Street Kensington

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A scion of the Foyle family of booksellers, 22 year-old William Foyle embarked on a career as a painter five years ago, without any formal training.


‘If hand, eye and mind work in unison, there is every chance that the resultant works of art will be worth looking at,’ wrote Sir Timothy Clifford in the exhibition catalogue for his first exhibition in 2010.

A chance to judge Foyle’s development since then now arises with his second exhibition, ‘Second Solo Show,’ to be held at the Royal College of Art from 1– 5 December 2015. Forty paintings and thirty monotype prints track how the artist moves from inspiration to development of a subject, resulting in a series of monochromatic abstract and figurative paintings using shades of a single colour.

These are deeply felt paintings, which Foyle describes as the results of a ‘five year journey of the soul.’ His concerns are about humanity – its vulnerability, fragility and capacity for endurance; the horrors of the past, the troubles of our present and the uncertainty of the future.

Diane Shiach is the curator of this exhibition.


William Foyle was born in Scotland in 1993 and although living and working for the majority of his time in London, regularly travels back to Scotland. Despite having had no formal artistic training, William Foyle has participated in numerous group exhibitions in London and Scotland and features in private collections in the USA, France, Switzerland, UK and Southern Ireland. William held his first solo show at Gallery 8, London in 2012.

Website: www.williamfoyle.com



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Diane Shiach

Exhibiting artists

William Foyle


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