Robin F. Williams

b. 1984, USA. Lives and works in New York, USA

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Robin F. Williams
Robin F. Williams, Teenage Witch, 2018

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Robin F. Williams paints stylised, almost architectural figures that fill her canvases: her work questions why images of women have consistently been so problematic across visual culture. Williams’ cast of characters includes supernatural entities such as ghosts, trolls and angels, and more earthly beings, such as sunbathers and joggers. Exaggerated facial expressions that demand the attention of the viewer, such as grins and wide-eyed stares, recur in her paintings. In Teenage Witch the cat and girl form a charismatic double act, possessing an element of threat. Williams uses the imaginative space of painting to playfully explore the boundaries of normative behaviour.