The Artist Room is delighted to announce a solo presentation of three new large-scale paintings by William Brickel (b.1994) at Zona Maco, Mexico City. Brickel new works continue the artist’s sensitive explorations of the human figure. In the elegantly staged scenes he constructs, which combine autobiography with imagination, figures are situated in captivating poses; sharing moments of intimacy, longing, reflection and ennui. Brickel’s works occupy an ambiguous time period and their ‘flat realism’ – in colour and form – has been compared to key British interwar artists such as Austin Osman Spare, Winifred Knights and Edward Burra. Both meditative and psychologically charged, Brickel’s works evidence how portraiture can render the universality of human experience.