Cubist Man No. 2 is a Self-Portrait of the artist using muted pastel tones and strong black lines which he uses to frame and ‘cube’ his facial structure and space. His life-long study and mastery of painted cubist form on display once again.
Williams’ works come to be as a result of constant re-evaluation of his subjects, and re-thinking the processes of painting itself. Miserly use of materials ingrained within to not be wasteful. Use the minimum to the maximum. To the artist a well crafted pencil drawing can be as complex and equal in quality to the largest painting in the studio to him.
African Art as applied by others, focus on it’s root in the past. Williams seizes the genre for present tense. Williams documents his thoughts on cubism through his self-studies, every thought through brush-stroke, color-schematics and linear dissection of the planes of his canvases.
His cubist world begins and ends in the urban jungle. The city and the peoples of the city. Blue collar and white collars existing in the same world. His friends, family, romances and Jazz Heroes engraved on canvases and in print.
Works featured here are part of the artist’s collection. New works are being offered for a limited time. The works will be offered in print form and featured in several books in the works. Cubist Man No. 2 being one which may become cover art for one of them.