Ranging from painting and drawing to writing, William Stein’s work delves into the internal psychological realm. His mysterious arrangements are composed of a lexicon of universal geometric forms such as cubes, circles, triangles and cloud-like shapes, that are left suspended within surreal dreamscapes. Within the works, we see relationships built and broken, territories developed and dissolved, forms emerging into figuration and retreating into abstraction. Consistent throughout both his paintings and works on paper is a recognisable pale, washed-out colour palette, which conveys both a sense of intimacy and infinity. Rooted in autobiography, Stein’s work can be seen as a meditation on anxiety and joy, memory and loss, place and family.
Stein's work is held in private collections in the UK, the USA, Hong Kong and Monaco. He has exhibited with Frestonian Gallery, London; David Zwirner, New York; Identity Art Gallery, Hong Kong; The Chelsea Arts Club, London.