Todd Williamson

Contemporary Painter

Represented by Artgence

Based in Los Angeles, California

My latest works are a series of questions on society and the political climate that affect us. The work's content asked questions about how we grant power and how social media influencers and power brokers use it.

The nuanced abstract "portraits" render the idea of the person or persons discussed through the use of color and its expressive powers.

Music often accompanies the works to enhance the canvas's emotions, so the viewer sees and hears the feelings in an exhibition.

These parallel lines become a framework that holds the story in the painting while allowing the viewer to observe the sometimes-chaotic mass of color from a calm and peaceful place. The lines reflect the war that wages within me over control and chaos.

The work engages both complementary hues and opposing values of subtle layers of color and movement, which often references people. However, my work does not rely on these descriptive elements and remains abstract.

The work has subtle historical references from Rothko, Frankenthaler, and Still and appropriating ideas and thoughts from modern masters like Gerhard Richter, Ross Bleckner, and Sean Scully and has compared to works by Kandinsky and Paladino.

Todd Williamson '64 lives and works in Los Angeles. He has a BA from Belmont University in Nashville, TN ('88), and has studied at Cal State and UCLA. His numerous awards include the prestigious 'PRIZE FOR CREATIVITY 2019/2020" from the Pollock Krasner Foundation in honor of Lee Krasner for his work associated with the 58th Venice Biennale, a Pollock Krasner Foundation Award Grant 2010/2011, Best Foreign Artist-Bluduemila Sporte & Arte Italy, 2 Artslant International Abstract Showcase Awards, and an Artistic Merit Award from Art 1307 Cultural Association in Italy.

Todd got honored to include his work "Mercy" into the Pio Monte Della Misericordia's permanent collection, where it hangs next to its inspiration, "The Seven Works of Mercy" by Caravaggio.
When The Love Runs Out
€ 8,100.00 EUR
92 x 122 cm
€ 6,500.00 EUR
82 x 97cm
Time After Time
€ 15,000.00 EUR
The World Once Changed
€ 11,000.00 EUR
€ 7,500.00 EUR
92 x 122 cm
Around Some Corner
€ 8,100.00 EUR
92 x 122 cm