About the artist

 

“ I didn’t want to go down my past explorations directly looking at cults and local folk stories, but rather ask myself the question as to why I am so fascinated with these people and the lives they have decided to live outside of the norms of society. I wanted to look at my own family blood line as my grandparents are migrants from Egypt and moved to Australia during the war. Growing up in Australia I was never really aware of their full story and it was something that wasn’t discussed as if embarrassed by our heritage. 


I have never fully felt I have a part of any certain group or social situation in my home town Melbourne. In these paintings I’m trying to depict both the transitions of my grandparents migration from Egypt to Australia, and also my own outsider feelings towards both the notations of place and time as well as hidden normality’s within a group and a individual.”

 

Justin Williams

selected works

Wolfhound Interior
2020
The trap I set for you, has caught my leg instead
2020
Oswald on white horse
2020
Follow
2020
Camels, silks and suit jackets
2020
Shadow
2020

forthcoming exhibitions

(Exhibition dates to be confirmed)

Justin Williams

Village

Vigo Gallery

past exhibitions

Wolfhound Interior

2020Oil on canvas 142.5  x 123.5 cm / 56 1/8 x 48 5/8 in

The trap I set for you, has caught my leg instead

2020Oil and pigments on raw canvas 149.9 x 157.5 cm 59 x 62 inches149.9 x 157.5  cm / 59 x 62 in

Oswald on white horse

2020Oil on canvas142.5 x 123.5  cm / 56 1/8 x 48 5/8 in

Follow

2020Oil and pigments on raw canvas 170 x 230 cm / 66 7/8 x 90 1/2 in

Camels, silks and suit jackets

2020Oli on canvas 140 x 160 cm / 55 1/8 x 63 in

Shadow

2020Oil and pigment on raw canvas140 x 130 cm / 55 1/8 x 51 1/8 in