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Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, William Jaggers is a San Francisco-based abstract expressionist painter with a degrees in Painting and Printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad (Mexico, Belgium, Spain, Italy). In addition to his studio practice, Jaggers has been an art teacher in San Francisco for 25+ years.


Dissonance can be used to evoke feelings of tension, suspense, horror, or even sadness. In music dissonance is in fact the prime element in the harmony that creates movement. My work is about finding the balance between dissonance and harmony.


This is reflected in my work by the layering and the coming together of texture, color, movement, and brushwork, all of which create an archeological quality in each piece. This layering often gives my work a narrative element, which is meant to address the viewers powers of association.


Each painting starts with a central idea, then evolves with this layering process. The paintings become more complex and engaging as I use layering to develop the idea and content of the painting further.

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