Featured Artist in RESTLESS EDGE at The Ivy Brown Gallery
Todd Williamson (’64, Cullman Alabama) is a Los Angeles contemporary artist that has exhibited in Japan, China, Italy, Germany, Korea, Spain, and the United States. He attended the American Academy in Rome Italy, Nuove Opere Napoltane in Naples Italy, the Skopelos Foundation-Skopelos Greece, the Scuola Internazionale di grafic Venice Italy, and the Louise Bourgeois’ Artists Salon NY NY. He has representation in New York, Berlin, Tokyo, Naples, Milan, Houston, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Miami.
Having exhibited in Japan, China, Italy, Germany, Korea, Spain, and the United States, he was named as one of the 2009 Artists to Watch by Art & Living Magazine and was a 2010 recipient of the prestigious Pollock Krasner Foundation award grant. Todd has been exhibited alongside some of the leading contemporary artists, including Ed Rusche, Ed Moses, Jenny Holtzer, Robert Ryman, and Chuck Close.
"I have always been greatly influenced by the old masters, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Michelangeo and the way new masters have taken the use of light and color to new places in the world of art. Turrell, Rothko, Still always fascinate me and inspire my work on deep levels.
My work is about light and the movement of light from deep within the work to its surface. It is about movement, light and shadows and how they work together to create new worlds and ideas.
It is greatly influenced by music and its direct relation to color and numbers. All my work is divisible by the number the 3. It is a series of 3'' parallel lines that cut through the oils on the surface creating structure where the story of the work can be told and the chaos of the colors are controlled."
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