3 July – 2 August 2019
Antony Williams paintings are created using a multitude of tiny gestural marks, displaying the infinite patience of his semi-pointillist technique. And what goes on beneath the surface paint is just as important as the lines that go on top – there is a lot of trial and error involved in creating each of these paintings.
In the late 1980s through to the early mid 90s Antony was working like David Bomberg and Frank Auerbach, making large gestural views of London in thick charcoal and oil paint. Something of those powerful gestures still lingers in his work, though now each is writ incredibly small in an infinity of tiny strokes. It is this same process of almost endless mark making that lends the instantly eye…
Williams works almost exclusively in egg tempera - a painstaking, exacting medium in which egg is used instead of linseed oil as the binding medium. He trained at Farnham College of Art and Portsmouth University and is a member of the New English Art Club, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the Pastel Society.