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50 x £50 - Lot 40, Billy Bagilhole, Heart Shaped Box
50 x £50 - Lot 40, Billy Bagilhole, Heart Shaped Box

40. Billy Bagilhole

Heart Shaped Box

Signed, dated and titled (on the reverse)
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 24 x 3.5 cm.


£50 - 500

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Billy Bagilhole grew up in a household full of his father’s paintings and prints, from a young age drawing Native Americans, animals, religious figures imitating those images created by his father upon the walls. They continue to be a fascination as his father passed away when he was 6 in the year of 2001.

Billy predominantly works with painting and filmmaking. Often covering canvases with salt and thick paint, his work is gestural, somewhat nostalgic and often abstracted. Billy deliberately obfuscates meaning and hides metaphor within his work. ​


Chelsea College of Arts 2017, First Class Honours.

Awards: Winner of the Peter Pendergast Drawing Prize, 2014. Awarded 7th place in the WJEC Marking Regime for Foundation Diploma Courses across the UK. Finalist in the Galeri Caernarfon Open Exhibition, 2014. Selected for the Welsh Biennale Nova Art Prize 2017. Nominated for the Jonathan Harvey Studio Award, 2017. Three nominations for The Cellar Music Video Awards 2020. 

Solo exhibitions: Juncture, Hoxton 253, 2019. Just William, Plas Glyn y Wedde Gallery, 2019.

You can see more of Billy's work at his website and Instagram

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