Welcome to the BullishArt Exhibition
Have you noticed who you are giving power to and what they might do with it? This question is at the heart Todd Williamson’s latest bodies of work. Williamson’s 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. The viewer is asked to question whom we assign power and influence to and what the ramifications will be.
He captures the essence of the tremendous power these influencers and thought provokers have in his “abstract portraits.” Original scores of music serve as an extension of the paint, amplifying emotions portrayed in the canvas. The culmination of this experience begs the question, “Why are we as a society giving this power so easily?”
Todd Williamson’s work has been seen in over 125 exhibitions worldwide. Williamson won the prestigious Prize for Creativity from the Pollock Krasner Foundation. He was listed as one of the “Artists to Watch” and Art to Art Palette called him an “Artist of Many Dimensions”. Williamson’s awards include a Special Artist Recognition Award from the Arte Non Stop International Film Festival Buenos Aires for a short documentary on his by by director Andrew Schwartz, the Pollock Krasner Foundation Award Grant 2011/12, Curator’s Choice Award from the Micro Museum, NY, Best Foreign Artist Bluduemila Sporte & Arte Italy, Artistic Merit Award Art 1307, an Artistic Merit Award from the City of Naples, Italy, and two Artslant Abstract Showcase Awards.
Todd did his undergraduate work at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was Fine Arts major. Very early in his life he realized that he could not isolate visual art from other media and influences in his life. Williamson uses music as a base for many of his exhibitions where he questions and comments on society and the world.
Williamson was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome ’06, the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts ’06 (Greece); the International School ’08 (Venice Italy), and was an invited guest for Louise Bourgeois’ artist salon in 2008.
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