Wilson's work, in its abundant colour, complexity of form and aesthetic pleasure, belied - or perhaps defied - his intention.
No more than the sea sets out to be beautiful did he seek to represent its beauty or mystery.
Instead, he followed rigorous mathematical formulae: eg height x length x amplitude = waveform.
The resulting works - not of chance, but of underlying physical principles - deliver a parallel pleasure to that offered by nature.
Throughout a career spanning more than 60 years, Arthur pursued this theme. The depth, consistency and development of his enquiry is breathtaking: this site shows just a selection of his work. For further information, please contact us.
1927 Born Chelsea, London 1944-50 Chelsea School of Art 1946-48 RAF Radar Fitter 1951 Lecturer, Epsom School of Art 1967 Elected member of London Group 1982 Head of Department, Epsom School of Art 1988 Retired 2020 Died Hammersmith, London
Exhibition venues include: Arnolfini Art Spectrum Royal Academy Diploma Gallery Economist Gallery Camden Arts Centre Barbican South London Gallery Danielle Arnaud Gallery Henry Moore Gallery ICA Whitechapel Blue Coats Ceolfirth Sunderland Art Gallery Walk Gallery Kettles Yard Third Eye Whitworth Mall Galleries
Collections Bristol City Art Gallery Hounslow Picture Scheme private collections
Reviews and Publications The Guardian Arts Review The Observer Art International Directory of Marine Artists Mathematics & Modern Art