“Half-moon pose”
by Jed Williams


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Watercolor on panel, 13″ x 16″ x 1 (framed)

Born in Philadelphia in 1975, I grew up in Paris, France; he is a French-American dual citizen. My father was the celebrated poet C.K Williams and my mother, Catherine Mauger, a jeweler. Now a midcareer Philadelphia painter, I graduated from University of the Arts (BFA 2000) and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Certificate 2005), Philadelphia. I have exhibited and sold work in solo and group capacity in many different venues like Philadelphia, NJ, New York City, Brooklyn, Miami, and Portland.
Most of my artist life I have focused on the dreamlike zone between abstract formalism and iconography, with a surreal touch. Objects and schematically depicted figures whirled around almost absurdly. works on his images in different kinds of media: oil paint, acrylic, mixed media; my art stems from a wish to blend a more formalist, expressionistic abstract tradition with a conceptual quest nourished by his interest in the human figure, pop and mythological culture, and different forms of spirituality, along with a dose of whimsy and street art. Recently, though because of the sadness and isolation brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, I have come back to incorporate realism, landscape and the nude figure in whimsical way.