[ shirley nette williams ]
tactile paintings

slabs + constructs

SLABS and CONSTRUCTS are a series of wall-mounted sculptural reliefs and objects, inspired by urban imperfection. Concrete and plaster contrast with deconstructed textiles, stitched threads and found materials to suggest graffiti and layered paint on broken buildings.

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slab paintings

SLAB PAINTINGS are an ongoing series of abstract sculptural paintings. An experimental accumulation of contrasting materials combine to create tactile pieces that straddle the line between painting and sculpture. 

Who am I?

I am a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in London.

My background in fashion design and love of textiles has laid the foundation for my artistic process. I continue to conceive unorthodox ways to manipulate textiles and combine them with unexpected materials.

I'm drawn to discarded and imperfect materials that possess the ability to build form and hold memories of passing time.

 

Latest news

I am really proud to have been awarded an artsdepot OPEN 2017 prize of £500 for my piece, 'Slab 1'.

The exhibition presents work from across the UK and was judged by Thomas Kennedy from  the Barbican and Katie Naime from House of Illustration, together with artsdepot staff.

The show continues to 1 September at artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, North Finchley

 

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