William Blanchard, or Wildcat Will as he is known, creates work of simplicity and ambiguity. An antidote to the buttoned-up, ’shiny facade’ of the corporation that the artist and art world has become.
The influences on Blanchard’s work are easily identifiable in the POP Art movement, from Paolozzi, Jasper Johns, Indiana, Rauschenberg, Peter Blake, Hamilton, Tilson, Peter Philips, Wesselmann, Oldenburg to Bermann, Cornell and Schwitters. The fact that they are so abundant in the artists work does not diminish or detract from it but instead highlights its brash influence and his appropriation. Taken as commercial reference to again comment and produce subjective sentiments on modern living.