The Kitchen

Courtesy of the Artist and Brennan + Griffin.

John Williams’s paintings are developed through many stages of conversion and translation across media. Various objects and colored film gels, assembled into sculptural form, are eventually exposed to projected light before being photographed by the artist. As in this …

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Whether working with photography, video, mobile installation, architectural interventions, sculpture, or painting, John Williams works in densely composed layers of color and form. Williams is perhaps best recognized for the dynamic sculpture and light installations of his “Record Projection” series (begun 1998). For these works, Williams gathered colorful, mass-produced plastic objects that he then attached to a record rotating on top of a record player with light fixtures; the final work would cast moving shadows in vivid hues, sometimes in time to an atonal soundtrack. His more recent paintings and collages share in the expressive movement of his sculpture, with form often existing independently of color; they reference a range of art-historical influences including photographer Iwata Nakayama and Abstract Expressionism.

Exhibitions
2014
Richard Telles at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2014Richard Telles
Richard Telles at Frieze NY 2014Richard Telles

Untitled, 2014

Monotype on paper
30 × 22 in
76.2 × 55.9 cm
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The Kitchen

Courtesy of the Artist and Brennan + Griffin.

John Williams’s paintings are developed through many …

Medium
Signature
Verso
Image rights
Courtesy of the Artist and The Kitchen.

Whether working with photography, video, mobile installation, architectural interventions, sculpture, or painting, John Williams works in densely composed layers of color and form. Williams is perhaps best recognized for the dynamic sculpture and light installations of his “Record Projection” series (begun 1998). For these works, Williams gathered colorful, mass-produced plastic objects that he then attached to a record rotating on top of a record player with light fixtures; the final work would cast moving shadows in vivid hues, sometimes in time to an atonal soundtrack. His more recent paintings and collages share in the expressive movement of his sculpture, with form often existing independently of color; they reference a range of art-historical influences including photographer Iwata Nakayama and Abstract Expressionism.

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