February 11, 2017


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A Dutch Mastermind

William Rosewood explored the arts at a very early age and had his own clothing business by the end of 16. He is fine arts graduate from the Willem de Kooning Academy since 2015. It was here where Rosewood learned the artistry in commercial image-making. Yet he doesn’t have too many rewarding memories of his time at the academy and rather became rebellious towards too simple minded ideas. He started pushing the limit of what is possible and started experimenting with different materials. Rosewood created his own unique signature style in which he combines the usage of rather unconventional materials such as human blood with large visualizations.

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My signature outfit is… Jeans full of paint and a painters jacket.

The best style advice I was ever given… Don’t care bout that at all.

I would never wear… FUR.

Number of unanswered mails in your account today… 13.

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My favourite travel device is… Headphones probably.

On a plane I normally spend my time… Drawing new collections and I do read a lot of art history.

Top 3 songs on my headphone... Pink Floyd – High Hopes; JJ Cale – Jailer; Mighty Sam McClain – When The Hurt Is Over

In the gym I… I don’t to go the gym.

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What’s on for dinner… Pack of cigarettes and a glass of scotch.

My necessary extravagance is… Pure sable hair brush nr.12.


If I could host a party for anyone it would be for art critics.


In the art world currently I find most exciting that… You can do whatever you want to and tell your own story.

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My daily art read is… Google Arts & Culture + WikiArt.

In my bedroom I have an artwork by… Myself.

The most arty city is… For me personally it’s Rome of Florence.

My favourite art-world ladies are… Marie-Thérèse Walter (Picasso’s wife), Frida Kahlo.

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Instagram: @williamrosewood

Personal webpage: http://williamrosewood.com/

Images from interviewee