Charles Williams Short stories , atrium Space, Hertford Road

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Charles Williams Short stories , atrium Space, Hertford Road

Postby jasperjoffe » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:53 pm

http://www.barbicanartsgrouptrust.co.uk/

I know this guy a bit, not well. The paintings look like he has observed real people, fat hanging over trousers, the shape of an opening in a woman's shirt etc.
They are most successful when the observation is amusing or the painting of line and colour hums, rather than ho hums. Compare to Alex Katz which have wider expanses of beauty but can be formulaic. The backgrounds are boring in Williams. A small show which will give some pleasure.
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Re: Charles Williams Short stories , atrium Space, Hertford

Postby CAP » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:15 pm

A better link might be here. This is the sampler and you can drop Chas a line > swiftcharles2002@yahoo.co.uk

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Re: Charles Williams Short stories , atrium Space, Hertford

Postby jasperjoffe » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:48 pm

thanks CAP, that's much better. I like that they are made up from his head. I don't like the way the hair is painted.
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Re: Charles Williams Short stories , atrium Space, Hertford

Postby CAP » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:49 am

Just on the strength of the JPG provided, it wasn't Katz that came to mind so much as Craigie Aitchison - something about the flat scrubbed colour and outline...

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Now I shall go in the other room and flog myself for a bit.

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