Wednesday, March 30, 2011
ONE , ひとつ - Kent Williams
This piece comes from powerhouse artist Kent Williams and a pleasure to have it as part of the greater effort to help Japan.
"Standing Female (left)"
mixed media on paper
Kent Williams has built up a formidable reputation as a powerful contemporary figurative painter. His is a bold realism with combined attributes of abstraction and neo-expressionistic sensibilities. His work is characterized by strong gestural forms combined with areas of arresting detail, rendered with rich dynamic brushwork.
Williams’ approach to his subjects is often subjective and intense. Whether through multi-figured compositional complexity and suggestive narrative, or with the straight-forward lone human form, there is often autobiographical narrative at play. Favorite models, friends, and the artist himself all play a role in the human story of his paintings.