The Artist

"The loss of human life is always a tragedy and should never be taken lightly. It is with great regret and remorse that my actions led to the loss of a human life. It is with sincerity and a heavy heart that I apologize for the pain and suffering my actions have caused."
∼ William A. Noguera

ARTIST STATEMENTS

Bodies Of Work
Bodies Of Work

SERIES: MAXIMUS ESCAPUS

Fear holds a great deal of meaning for me. It is the cornerstone of my existence. Each day I live behind these brutal walls and within this war-zone, I fear for my life and of disappearing as an individual.

It is out of fear that I fight and rebel against the notion that I will be defined by my surroundings and the opinion of who I should be and how I should act, thus becoming one of them. My art reflects my resistance to the rigid and restrictive structure imposed upon me. It is the antithesis of this formulaic mindset.

In The Maximus Escapus Series, I create work that makes visible the "Site of Conflict" and allows the viewer to experience through a personal narrative the landscape of my confinement and the traps that exist there.

From fear to rage, and the boundaries and constraints born of these conditions. To further my rebellion and subversion of the structure that holds me; I remain ---The One.

SERIES: STRUCTURED CHAOS

The Structured Chaos Series came into existence after years of work, thought, and abandoning my Self to the pulsating echo within; in a place where the rawest of emotion dwelled with a need for felt experience and order.

The work in this series opened my senses to the overall confinement of my existence; where startling glimpses into the philosophical and psychological undercurrents of my surroundings could be felt. My intention was to be as concrete as possible. I had to satisfy the many contradicting impulses I was home to and find an order that was true to my Self.

To succeed, I combined the landscape of my confinement with weaving rhythmic spirals, zips and drips of color to characterize the complexity and nakedness of my mind. I encased them within geometric shapes and arranged the shapes based on a mathematical equation; setting them in an ocean of color to demonstrate isolation and an order I found true to the world as I felt.

NEO-CONSTRUCTIVIST WALL SCULPTURE • COLOR FIELD PAINTING

My evolution as an artist has been long and lonely, sometimes frustrating, long periods when nothing was satisfactory. My early beginnings were in a realistic visual repertoire that evolved into my present abstract style rooted in geometry, constructivism, color theory and color field painting. Only when I accepted my surroundings and the purity of my senses, did I breakthrough to where the intensity of mind and vision were given full play.

The results: I created a language conveying what I see happening around and within me bringing the multi-faceted dimensionality of my mind together through an alphabet of shapes, numbers, color and images portraying energies, feelings, thoughts and emotions I experience, and am home to.

NEO-CUBIST HYPER-REALISM, INK

Art is a language which communicates its message through human emotion. Art has the power to heal, excite, anger, inspire and even declare war.

Since my earliest memories, I have found refuge, order, and a sense of escapism in numbers. It is from my love for numbers, mathematical equations - geometry; that I conceived the orchestra of harmonic hard-edged fragments to form my neo-cubist voice. That voice, in-turn, gave life to a visual song I use to convey the conflicting inner-drama I am constantly at war with.

HYPER-REALISTIC MONTAGE, INK

There is not a more personal image than the one that has its home in the artist's soul. It is the image that you cannot forget which triggers the minds wonderings; that resonates, inspires, excites, and disturbs. It is the passion expressed; it's the power of the image that allows one to see something, as if Hyper-Realistic Montage for the first time. Since childhood, the internal working of my subconscious mind during sleep has always been an array of stark black and white moving pictures that seem to float in my line of vision. It was from these internal wonderings that the idea was conceived to bring these images from the darkness of my subconscious and into the light of conscious perception to share them. I wish to trigger an emotion with these images; forming a union between viewer and image ---consumed with the intimate climate, born at first glance.

BACKGROUND

AWARDS AND GRANTS
COLLECTORS
EXHIBITIONS
AWARDS AND GRANTS

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DATE | PUBLICATION | AWARD

2007-JUN
SF Weekly NEWS
Best Of San Francisco
Masterminds Grant Competition🔗
group exhibit | visual art

COLLECTORS

NAME | TITLE | ARTWORK

Dr. Juan Luque
Medical Professional
  Under The Cherry Moon

Marvin Pitts
Business Professional
  Untitled #M78-04, 2011

Chester Bennington
Linkin Park
  Tears Of A Shadow

Nick Hexum
311
  Resolution And Conviction

Jerry Ball
National Football League
  Sade: A Woman To Love

EXHIBITIONS

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DATE | VENUE | EXHIBIT | CATEGORY

2010-JUL
New York Law School
New York, NY
O.I.A. Summer Salon🔗
group exhibit | visual art

2008-SEP
Poiesis Gallery
San Francisco, CA
Figuratively Speaking🔗
group exhibit | visual art

2008-MAY
Braunstein/Quay
San Francisco, CA
Drawings🔗
solo exhibit | visual art

2008-FEB
Intersection For The Arts
San Francisco, CA
The Prison Project🔗
group exhibit | visual art

2007-OCT
ARTworkSF Gallery
San Francisco, CA
Visual Voices🔗
group exhibit | visual art

2007-JUL
Yerba Buena Center For The Arts
San Francisco, CA
The Escape Artist🔗
solo exhibit | visual art

2007-MAY
Mendocino Film Festival
Mendocino, CA
Ghost In The Material🔗
visual art | film screening

2007-APR
Space Gallery
San Francisco, CA
In Pen & Ink🔗
group exhibit | visual art

2006-OCT
Centre Pompidou
Paris, France
United Colors Of Benetton Fabrica:
Les Yeux Ouverts🔗

group exhibit | visual art

2006-OCT
The Four Galleries
San Francisco, CA
Larkin Street Youth Charity🔗
group exhibit | visual art

2006-MAR
Space Gallery
San Francisco, CA
The Escape Artist🔗
solo exhibit | visual art

2005-MAY
SF Design Center Galleria
San Francisco, CA
artSFest Arts Expo Gala🔗
group exhibit | visual art

2004-OCT
ARTES Vallejo Artists' Guild
Vallejo, CA
The Redemptive Nature Of Art: REDEMPTION🔗
solo exhibit | visual art

2003-DEC
Linc Real Art
San Francisco, CA
Boxcar Wilhelmina🔗
group exhibit | visual art

2002
La Galerie Internationale
Redwood City, CA
William Noguera (NO LINK)
group exhibit | visual art

1999-MAR
La Galerie Internationale
Palo Alto, CA
New Visions🔗
group exhibit | visual art

1999-MAR
Galerie Everarts
Paris, France
Art Contemporain🔗

group exhibit | visual art

Featured Art • ARTIST PAGE

SERIES MAXIMUS ESCAPUS - Untitled Opus October 12th 2014
SERIES MAXIMUS ESCAPUS - Untitled Opus March 19th 2015
SERIES: Structured Chaos - Gothica, 2007
SERIES: TAKE NO PRISONERS - Untitled #6, 2010
Homage To Rothko, 2011
La Danza, 2005
Delilas Lillies, 2007
Untitled #W79-7, 2012

SERIES MAXIMUS ESCAPUS - Untitled Opus October 12th 2014
SERIES MAXIMUS ESCAPUS - Untitled Opus March 19th 2015
SERIES: Structured Chaos - Gothica, 2007
SERIES: TAKE NO PRISONERS - Untitled #6, 2010
Homage To Rothko, 2011
La Danza, 2005
Delilas Lillies, 2007
Untitled #W79-7, 2012
RELEASED: JAN-2018