Week 11: Artist Conversation – Patrick Williams

Exhibition Information

Artist: Patrick Williams

Exhibition: Revisionist Present

Media: Acrylic and oil

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Werby Gallery

Patrick Williams is a graduate who is working towards his MFA degree in the CSULB’s School of Art Drawing and Painting program. He states that

Former Analysis: Each painting in Williams’ exhibit has a different type of burst of color that makes his artwork stand out and catch the viewers attention. The artworks are colorful, varying from red, green, blue, purple, orange, and gray. One painting that I was fascinated by was a painting of what seemed like a statue, but it was upside down. On the upper left hand corner, there was a blob of orange and on the bottom of the painting, there is a squiggly line that is kind of like a gradient.

Content Analysis: Williams states that his paintings are an attempt to wrestle with the limitations and the assets of painting in the context of a post digital paradigm; both as art objects and as their eventual life as digital files.

My Experience: I personally enjoyed this exhibit. Two of his paintings reminded me of statues from the old era and it was interesting to see it incorporated in his artwork, especially the way that he added colors in different areas of the painting.

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