Southern California artist Timothy Williams’ artwork takes the viewer through several counter-culture scenes and historical events endemic to Los Angeles which have dramatically shaped our world: 80's Punk Rock, Surfing, Skateboarding, Gothic Music/Film/Fashion, Eco Awareness, and Custom Motorcycles.
Found and\or "resurrected" objects such as surfboards and wetsuits, stringed instruments, boat portholes and propellers, vintage door and window frames, scrap steel, et al are subject to sculpture by guns, fire, long exposure to rain and sun, power tools, muscle power, dragged behind cars, or soaked in the Pacific ocean for decomposition. The distressed objects are sculpted further, re-assembled then layered in paint to frame Williams' poems within paintings, photography, collage, and video, on yet more re-claimed material. If the appropriate frame cannot be found, it will be constructed from as many reclaimed objects as possible.
Select Collectors include Hammer Museum/Hammer Galleries Michael Hammer, Actor Armie Hammer, Galerie Gmurzynska's Isabelle Bscher and Krystyna Gmurzynksa, Curator/Critic/Writers Jaqueline Miro and Shana Nys Dambrot, Artist Ed Moses, Film Director Alan Mindel, Musicians David J and Stephen Perkins, and Record Producer Geza X.
Timothy Williams is a Pepperdine University graduate with a BA Fine Art Degree, He is currently working on first feature film Let's Take the Hearse to Mexico with Grammy nominated Producer Joel Newton. He plays drums with David J (Bauhaus/Love and Rockets), is a multi instrumentalist in the Tribal-Gothadelic band Black Cat Gallery, with his spouse Rainbow. He lives and works in Los Angeles.