From Saturday 29 September to 25 October City Screen York will be showcasing the work of York artist Steve Williams. Armed with acrylics, palette knives and brushes Williams takes inspiration from the environment around him both manmade and natural with a personal attachment to the movement of water and seascapes.
Combing fluidity, colour and texture Williams’ work maintains a balance which is both spontaneous and endeavouring to convey an emotional energy present throughout his collection. The abstract expressionism of the work evokes an organic sincerity and passion, which is only enhanced by further by his chosen subject matter. It is this overlapping and diverse sources if inspiration which allows for a wide range of product with the work resisting stylistic categorisation.
This will be William’s third exhibition at the venue which is renowned for its support and encouragement for local art and culture.
Williams told us his need to paint is something that happened rather than being searched for, adding “Now I struggle to find a sense of peace unless I am painting.”
The emphasis on spontaneous, automatic or often sometimes subconscious creation is important in the manifestation of abstract expressionism, a movement taken from the anti-figurative aesthetic of European powerhouses such as Futurism, the Bauhaus and Synthetic Cubism.
“I work spontaneously and with fluidity in an attempt to reflect the energy and movement of nature. My paintings are increasingly organic ad textured. I try to bring an authenticity to the subject matter.”
As well as City Screen, York William’s is being showcased nationally as far as Brighton and London. More information on Williams is available via his website.