WILLIAM D. R. CASIER

The human figures in the work of William D.R. Casier express the harshness of their lives. He uses charcoal and oil paint to create their matted skins. When doing so, he sees drawing as scratching and painting as stroking. Or was it the other way around? His actions flow into each other and find their final shape as pent up emotions of unrest, doubt, suffering and longing.
Casier's use of colour is based on sharp contrasts. The pale figures are often dressed in bright garbs or are placed in the backdrop as a “fremdkörper”. This duality appears to express the existentialistic loneliness of people in a colourless and uncaring world.