Will Redgrove is a London based muralist, artist and educator. 

Work

Will always uses tactile processes to start with, utilising drawing, painting and print to then bring in digital elements and methods. It is important to him to bring a tangible, hand made quality in some way to all his projects. Either in the initial stages, sketching out ideas and concepts, or building something by hand as a finished product.

Will is fascinated with symbols, alphabets, cultural histories, myths and fairy tales and will bring these elements into his illustrations and projects. Storytelling is at the heart of his work and as it can be a powerful tool in communicating ideas. Will believes the arts to be a fundamental means of connecting people, to build bridges, not walls. 

Biography

Will was raised by his single mother in Hackney, growing up in the vibrant, multicultural community of east London. Due to his mother’s connections to the French immigrant community of Dalston, Will went to a French speaking pre-school followed a state school in London Fields. It is within this colourful and diverse environment that Will developed his passion for cultural histories, intricate identities and interlacing relationships.

Will moved with his mother and brother to Somerset as a teenager where he developed a love of the outdoors and travel, spending as much time as he could exploring the west-country landscape. He studied Fine Art at the University of the West of England, absorbing the energetic music and street art scene of Bristol and developing an understanding of the role of art within social movements. Will returned to east London in his twenties, where he would study Typography and Graphic Design at University of the Arts London.

Upon graduating, Will worked as an assistant for a number of artists and studios and gained experience within a variety of galleries and arts organisations. Will found his calling as a muralist, believing the medium to be a culmination of his interests and education. Alongside his creative work, Will has always gravitated towards community projects and youth-work, and in 2019 founded the community focussed art project ASYMBAL.

Will has Certificates in Special Educational Needs Higher Level 5 and Youth Work Training Level 3

Selected clients:

Create London, The Arts Council England, Facebook, Giffgaff, Visit England, University of the Arts London, We Are Family, LovereadingStylist Magazine, Carney's Community Centre, The Moth Club, Motel Studios, Wandsworth Arts Fringe, Sutton Trust, Pococello, Character & Craft

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