How Human of You by Kent Williams

Via Creative Boom submission. All images courtesy of the artist and gallery

Los Angeles artist Kent Williams has built up a formidable reputation as a powerful contemporary painter. His style is a bold realism with combined attributes of abstraction and neo-expressionistic sensibilities. His work is characterised by strong gestural forms combined with areas of arresting detail, rendered with rich dynamic brushwork.

Williams’ approach to his subjects is often subjective and intense. Whether through multi-figured compositional complexity and suggestive narrative or with the straight-forward lone human form, there is often autobiographical narrative at play. Favourite models, friends, and the artist himself all play a role in the human story of his paintings.

Currently exhibiting his first solo show at 101/EXHIBIT in West Hollywood, this latest body of work is entitled How Human of You.