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.
A number of pieces of original artwork by Claudia Williams are held for sale, sized around 45cm x 45cm. To find out more email Vicky.
Claudia Williams 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 WAF, 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 live drawing installation event for ‘Watch This Space’ in an empty shop unit at the Southside Shopping Centre. Event participants worked alongside Claudia, inspired by her practice, developing their own drawings to add to the installation. For WAF 2019 Claudia created a series of drawings for ‘London I am Still In Love With You’, a live takeover of Johann Aren’s Pump House Gallery exhibition. Visitors experienced Claudia’s unique drawing process and unpredictable visual mashups of song titles fused with objects, favourite foods and London locations in drawings sited throughout Aren’s exhibition.
- VITAL MIX: London I Am Still In Love With You, Pumphouse Gallery, 2019
- Studio Voltaire Open Studio, Studio Voltaire, 2018 (group show)
- Watch This Space, Wandsworth Arts Fringe, Southside Shopping Centre, 2017
- 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)