Claudia Williams creates striking sets of drawings exploring a variety of key themes important to her or from a recent experience. Frequently the themes are reoccurring, focusing on her passion for music and knowledge of record labels, singers, bands and the people in her life. At other times her focus is unexpected and related to something she has observed or encountered. She often combines themes, fusing popular games with names of musicians, shop signs and song titles. Claudia has a deep need to express herself through her drawings, using her artwork to communicate ideas and feelings. She is prolific, frequently producing up to twenty drawings a day to fully explore and work through an idea. Writing is a vital element in Claudia’s work. She always writes her name and the date the work was created, as well as frequently including song lyrics and names of particular singers. Often her written ideas merge together creating intriguing titles for work.
Claudia joined Action Space in 2013 and quickly established herself as a key resident artist at the Voltaire Studio with a clear, definite practice. In 2014 Claudia exhibited with ActionSpace for the first time during ‘Watch This Space’ as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe. The Studio Voltaire Members Show in 2015 was Claudia’s first exhibition in a contemporary gallery. Then in 2016 Claudia developed a site specific drawing installation for ‘Watch This Space’ in an empty shop unit at the Southside Shopping Centre. She worked through the day developing a series of ‘Wandsworth Shopping Centre’ drawings. Workshop participants worked alongside Claudia, inspired by her practice, developing their own drawings to add to the installation.
- The Out There Art Fair, Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios, 2016 (group show)
- Magical Offspring, Geddes Gallery, 2016 (group show)
- Watch This Space, Wandsworth Fringe, Southside Shopping Centre 2016
- Voltaire Open, Studio Voltaire, 2016 (group show)
- Studio Voltaire Members Show, Studio Voltaire, 2015 (group show)