UNTITLED / IAN WILLIAMS / 2017 / Oil on Canvas / 835 x 565mm
This painting is a "deer in the headlights" shot of a typical parking lot. The hatchback, bollards, strewn packing crates and concrete stairs set the scene for the painter as passenger and observer. It is a familiar place for those on a night out, the perfect place to park. It is also an image that successfully conveys "Perth's sense of place" with its ochre palette, concrete surfaces and the all important car so neccesary in this city's sprawling suburban landscape of quarter acre blocks and industrial parks.
Ian Williams is a Studio Painter from Western Australia. His landscapes are investigations from video games, computer screens and photographic ideas and do not follow the en plein air tradition. Where he is a tradionalist, is in the skillful manipulation of paint and materials to convey his ongoing visual language. His work is found in many private and Public Galleries throughout Australia. He will be exhibiting this year at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery.