William Edmonds (b. 1984) is based in London. Together with Jay Cover and Nicolas Burrows he runs Nouv Vous – a collective that collaborates on graphic design work, illustration, exhibitions and workshops. Edmond’s practice is dominated by drawing, but also manifests itself in sculpture, printmaking, sound and ceramic. His work has previously been included in several group exhibitions, both in England and internationally, but at KRETS he shows separately for the first time.
Insel Paradies is a collection of images and objects, both visual and aural. Through drawings, sculptures, textiles and ceramics, the exhibition offers a view of some other place; a classical utopia, a modern arcadia, a lush green world of hope. The project is a form of ethnographic survey of a globalized vision of paradise, told through ruins, relics and observation. Like a fictitious stand at an imaginary world’s fair, or the escapist ideals of high street travel agents – through mark and timbre, line and verse, form and play – a celebration of life.