Art Emerge is proud to feature a new series of original artwork by Los Angeles-based abstract painter, Todd Williamson. The artist is the current winner of the Pollock Prize for Creativity, only the third artist in history to win this coveted prize. His project Processional was one of twenty official exhibitions at the 2019 Venice Biennale.
His work is influenced by the abstract expressionist movement 1950s in New York. Using a refined process of building and removing multiple layers of oil on canvas, his works engage both complementary hues and opposing values, focusing on the subtle layers of color and movement. Williamson’s latest abstract contemporary paintings emanate symbolism rooted in his use of color and number theory combined with mysticism to convey introspection into society’s value systems today.
Art and creativity have always been a source of peace and reflection. With the world in a state of constant change now, our homes and the art we look at every day are more important than ever. These works create a safe space for us to question the politics of culture and the world as it changes around us.