Philip Williams is a London based artist working as a painter, printmaker and sculptor. His work explores the representation of familiar scenes, everyday experience and commonplace objects. Philip graduated from Central Saint Martins art school in 2016. He is a winner of the Hollyport Prize and the Clyde & Co. Award for graduating artists from London schools. He has exhibited in exhibitions around the UK and his work is held in collections in the UK and America.
“Crowded” is a series of works, including paintings and digital prints on aluminium, portraying diverse groups of people in everyday situations; crowds in the public domain. The complexity and diversity of the crowd is broken down into discrete elements, marks and paint-strokes, that blend together to describe the group as a whole. Whilst ultimately figurative paintings, modernist principles around materiality and process of manufacture are intrinsic to each piece’s individual character. The dynamic between illusion and abstraction thereby created, enlivens the works, creating a sense of movement and animation in the crowds portrayed.