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Brett Williams is a self taught, color blind artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. His current works are an exploration of vulnerability and rawness and the projection of his own states of these into and through his art.
Brett describes his work by saying, “My artwork is mainly based on solitude and the exploration of vulnerability and emotional rawness through colour and the body. I have always been fascinated by the body, it’s curves and blemishes, whether bony or voluptuous, and the beauty that lies in our shared imperfections. I choose to leave the backgrounds blank, or with a solid color to accentuate the form and am experimenting with perspective to enhance the mood of the portraits. I use chalk pastels and work on acid free 300 gram paper. The direct contact with the chalk and paper is intensely visceral and feels somewhat like sculpture. It is a very personal, freehand method but has to be very precise, as mistakes cannot be erased.”