Billy Bolds (b. 1991) creates vivid, gestural compositions on paper and canvas. With the repetition of a signature form (which at various times has been interpreted as a tree, a figure, a lollipop, a balloon, and a lightbulb) layered in conjunction with emphatic scribbles, Bolds forms dynamic abstract clouds of mark on the surfaces he works on. His work has been featured in exhibition at the Jamestown Art Center in Jamestown, Rhode Island and Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, among other venues. Bolds lives in Philadelphia with his family.
SELECTED EXHIBITION HISTORY
(forthcoming) Billy Bolds: In Motion, CCW Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Outsider Art: Harnessing Color, Jamestown Art Center, Jamestown, RI
Identity Crisis, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Beyond Boundaries, Philadelphia Magic Gardens, Philadelphia, PA