About Myles Williams

     For me, art has always been a spiritual pursuit. Although I love chaos and confusion, I have a deep need for there to be order underneath it all. I need to know that a force greater than myself is running things and everything makes sense if only I could see the whole picture. Sort of like riding a roller coaster, all the while knowing it's safe and I will be OK. My art is an effort to find beauty, entertainment and order in seemingly random subjects. I am searching for evidence of the divine in the endless stream of apparently unrelated images, ideas and activities of popular culture.

     Although I consider the world to be my muse, My primary inspirations are other artists and mass media. My style is basically an affair between Surrealism and Pop Art, yet I also love to incorporate images and ideas from Italian Renaissance art and Abstract expressionism. My favorite artists include Salvador Dali, Lucian Freud, Sandro Botticelli, James Rosenquist and Mark Ryden, just to name a few. As far as mass media is concerned, TV, movies and glossy women's magazines like Vogue and Cosmopolitan are a constant source of ideas. However, the internet is by far my favorite place to find images and inspiration. I love to see what strange combinations of items a search engine can come up with from a single word or phrase. Also, I get great insight into the workings of popular culture by studying images other people post on facebook.

     My works are usually figural. With very few exceptions, I find the human form to be the most beautiful and interesting subject to paint. I usually work in acrylics and often use pen and ink for very fine detail. I love bright colors and often paint people in fits of mania fueled by caffiene, sugar and anti-depressants. I like to excite people and usually try to include humor in my works. My ultimate goal as an artist is to find the "Wow" factor that brings people in and makes them feel connected to me and hopefully the rest of humanity.

  

    

For me, art has always been a spiritual pursuit. Although I love chaos and confusion, I have a deep need for there to be order underneath it all. I need to know that a force greater than myself is running things and everything makes sense if only I could see the whole picture. Sort of like the thrill of riding a roller coaster, all the while knowing it's safe and I will be OK. My art is an effort to find beauty, entertainment and order in seemingly random subjects. I am searching for evidence of the divine in the endless stream of apparentl unrelated images, ideas and activities of popular culture.

 

Although I consider the world to be my muse, my primary inspirations are other artists and mass media. My style is basically an affair between Surrealism and Pop Art, yet I also love to incorporate images and ideas from Italian renaissance art and abstract expressionism. My favorite artists include Salvador Dali, Lucian Freud, Sandro Botticelli, James Rosenquist and Mark Ryden, just to name a few. As far as mass media is concerned, TV, movies and glossy womens magazines like Vogue and Cosmopolitan are a constant source of ideas. However, the internet is by far my favorite place to find images and inspiration. I love to see what strange combinations of items a search engine can come up with from a single word or phrase. Also, I get great insight into the workings of popular culture by studying images other people post on facebook.

 

My works are usually figural. With very few exceptions, I find the human form to be the most beautiful and interesting subject to paint. I usually work in acrylics and often use pen and ink for very fine detail. I love bright colors and often paint people in fits of mania fueled by caffiene, sugar and anti-depressants. I like to excite people and usually try to include humor in my works. My ultimate goal as a painter is to find the "Wow" factor that brings people in and makes them feel connected to me and hopefully the rest of humanity.

 


 

 

    

Myles Williams Fine Art