Mark Williams

"Out of the Emptiness" (for comprehensive details click Mark Williams - Out of the Emptiness)


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Mark Williams

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“These paintings show an evolution from the figurative representation of common objects (Chairs, brassieres) to a focus that tightens onto some decorative element (such as the pattern on a bra’) which in turn gets brought into such close focus that the pattern disintegrates into shape. Swatches of material utilized by the fashion industry were an initial site of inspiration and departure. The works may be seen as “abstract” – but the abstraction is of a different quality to the abstraction of 20th century modernists, since the shapes may suggest figuration, so equally they may be seen as figurative. In a sense they are neither abstract nor figurative but reside in a hybrid zone between these two states. Representative abstraction? Abstract figuration? The paintings have come to existence “out of the emptiness” of resisting both abstract and figurative protocols.”

Anthony Howell

Sunday 30 November 2014 – Sunday 18 May2015

Private View 6.00 – 9.00 Saturday 29 November 2014

OUT OF THE EMPTINESS

Mark Williams New Paintings

No 1, 2, 6, 8 – 1377x1070 mms

No 3, 4, 5, 7 – 1220x1060 mms

Mark Williams

e-mail mark.williams67@btopenworld.com

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 The Room, London

2011 The Room, London

2006 The Room, London

2001 Agent Provocateur, window displays

1998 97 - 99, Sclater Street, London

1995 Hyper Hyper, London (in conjunction with London Fashion Week)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 The Room, London

2009 The Room, London

2001 Hotpotch, Derby School of Art, Derbys

1997 EON, Blue Note, London

Frankfurt Art Fair, Germany

1996 Six Monkeys, Raw Gallery, London

Recent Acquisitions, Art Committee of Unilever, London

1995 Contemporary Art Society, Royal Festival Hall, London

1994 No Frills, Third Wave Gallery, Cardiff

1993 Start ‘93, Plymouth Art Center, Devon

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

1995 Liquiditex painting prize

1993 Three paintings short-listed for the New Contemporaries

REVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS

1998

‘The Chair She Sat In’ (article by Anthony Howell)

Solo exhibition reviewed by ‘Art Monthly’

Detail of Betty Page published in ‘Art Monthly’

1996

Work reviewed by ‘Arts Review’

Article in ‘What’s On’ illustrated by detail of Jiminy’s Finger

Work reviewed by ‘Time Out’

Article in ‘Arts Review’, illustrated by What’s Up Duck

Detail of Jiminy’s Finger published In ‘Modern Painters’

Detail of Jiminy’s Finger published in ‘Frieze’ (Issue 29)

1994

‘Back to Basics’ (article by Anthony Howell)

1993

Pondering Alice (short listed for the New Contemporaries)

published in ‘The Independent’

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

1994-1995

MA Painting Chelsea College of Art & Design, London

1990-1993

BA (Hons) Fine Art - First Class Honours University of Wales, Cardiff Institute

1992

Art Exchange Programme, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, Canada

1989-1990

Certificate of Foundation Studies in Art Byam Shaw School of Art, London

SALES TITLE

Setsu McLean, Tokyo, Japan Cruela

Brian Chalkley, London Untitled

Anthony Howell, London Betty Page

Gepetto’s Brush

Chair Detail/Print

Serena Rees, Joe Corre AP Sauce, Leg Show

Agent Provocateur, London

Unilever Collection, London Betty Page

Ogan Boychetz, London Office Chairs 1-4

Anaru Evierson, London Pinocchio’s Strings

J N Forsyth, Torquay Wicked 1

Ralph Wyatt, Essex Alice In Tatters

Brassier/Print

Joe Wilks, Australia Whats Up Duck?

Robin & Lisa Knight, London Allen Jones

Bianca Allen, London Gas Cooker 1-3

Rebecca French, London Wicked 2

Jude Kerr, London Walt Disney/Walt Disney

Tony and Harriet Brennan, London Boy Surfer

Brassier/Print

Sam and Karen Eastwood, London Elongated Chair 1-3

Renee Magritte

Kelly Edmonson, London Brassiere

Fiona O’Sullivan, London Wicked 3

Dolly Knight Office Chair 5-6

Allen Jones

Walnut Tree Hotel Chairs 1-3 elongated

Yvette Gibbs Brassiere/Print

LECTURING

2002

Derby School of Art Visiting Lecturer

2001

Derby School of Art Advising students for final show

Derby School of Art Visiting Lecturer

Including delivering a seminar on Contemporary culture

1997

University of Wales Cardiff Institute, Visiting Lecturer

1996

University of Wales Cardiff Institute, Visiting Lecturer

Including delivering a Seminar on Appropriation in Art and Popular Culture

1995

Winchester School of Art Visiting Lecturer including delivering a Seminar on work

Brighton School of Art Visiting Lecturer

1994

Radio BBC Wales Guest Speaker discussing contemporary Culture

Address

18 Aldersbrook Road

Wanstead

London

E12 5HH

Telephone 077 2904 4489

Viewing by appointment 0208 808 9318

mark.williams67@btopenworld.com