Todd Williamson


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Todd Williamson
About the author

My work is a delicately nuanced abstraction that is ethereal, resolute, and controlled with a depth of structure and light emanating from within the work. Many of my works are spare, near-monochromatic compositions that are created by gently removing thin layers of oil and leaving distinct frameworks of 3” parallel or grid-like lines. These parallel lines become a framework that holds the story told in the painting while allowing the viewer to observe the sometimes-chaotic mass of color from a place that is both calm and peaceful. The work engages both complementary hues and opposing values of subtle layers of color and movement, which often references landscapes, although my work does not rely on these descriptive elements and remains basically abstract. Distinct frameworks of lines and grids define my work. These lines are raised in the oils themselves and created by removing thin layers of paint and then reapplying. References Rothko, Frankenthaler, Still Todd Williamson ’64 Los Angeles. BA Belmont University Nashville TN ('88) Highlights: 58th Venice Biennale, MAC Museum, Bege Gallery Germany, Berges Gallery NYC, Wonzimer LA Awards include Prize for Creativity & Pollock Krasner Foundation Award Grant, Best Foreign Artist-Bluduemila Sporte & Arte Italy, 2 Artslant International Abstract Showcase Awards, and an Artistic Merit Award from Art 1307 Cultural Association Italy. Collections include: Pio Monte della Misericordia Italy, MAC Museum Germany, MAUI Museum, CAM Museum, Orange County Museum CA, Private collections include: Partiti Foundation Las Vegas, Merage Foundation CA, Mark Walhburg, Phil Jackson, Vince Neal, He has exhibited extensively both in the United States and internationally.