Partners

Partners

Twisted Vortex Deconstruction

Artist

Name: Roger J Williams
Statement: Roger Williams is a postmodern artist turned deconstructivist. For the first 20 years of his career, postmodern art was his focus because of his interest in art and technology. In 1999 he decided to start working as a deconstructivist. Deconstruction is a national progression from postmoderism. The academics of postmodern art have been deconstructed to create lots of new energy. The technique is called articulated formal. Frank Gehry is well known for his deconstructivist architecture. The techniques that Roger Williams uses is articulated formall. The structures have irreverent overlap, layering and transparencies. In his pieces, large numbers of straight edges are cut out to get formal lines and mohair rollers are used to lay down transparent glazes. Most of his paintings are large and flat shaped without a frame. Deconstructivist art is an uncrowded art field in Columbus. He is currently the only one located here and has great success with this newer direction. Unlike Julie Mehretu, he has decided to deconstruct more than abstractions. Subjects may also be portraits, anime, hip hop images, and pop surreal. His subject matters are things and events that define this decade. For example, Lady Gaga, Lunch with Spongebob and the Mona Lisa, Bobbie Buddha, Google Happyfaces and Brush with Greatness. Roger Williams is also interested in public art. With the Chase 200 grant, he is installing a large mural on West Broad Street in the Hilltop Area of Columbus titled Salvador Dali Google Happy Face deconstructed. This peice is consistant with his consistant with his current direction as a deconstructivist. With teh Ron Pizzuti print grant show, he wants to show deconstructed elephants. The elephants represent the new fountain found in Goodale Park as a localism.

Description:

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority today owns the largest contemporary collection of local art in central Ohio. All of the pieces are on display in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Hilton Columbus Downtown and the three Convention Center parking garages. The collection is the result of a communitywide... Read more

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority today owns the largest contemporary collection of local art in central Ohio. All of the pieces are on display in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Hilton Columbus Downtown and the three Convention Center parking garages. The collection is the result of a communitywide call for art, overseen by a committee of community members and implemented by collection curators James and Michael Reese of Reese Brothers Productions. The artists represent the diversity of the Columbus community, cutting across age, gender and race.

Dates

Made: 2015
Installed: 2016

Additional Notes

South Building - near McKinley

Media
Info about this place
Indoors
Categories
Indoor Collection
Address:

400 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Franklin County
Venue Website

Materials

Acrylic on canvas

Dimensions

Length: 48"
Height: 60"

Something missing? Send us a note.

Please note: The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) does not own or manage any public art. For the purposes of this database many pieces were entered by the Arts Council while we continue to search for the appropriate owner/manager of the work and other information to complete the entry. The Arts Council has tried to gather all available information about the works in this database, however, we acknowledge there may be missing or inaccurate information. If you can help us correct any inaccuracies, or provide more complete information, we would be grateful. Please use “Something missing? Please send us a note” above.

Nearby Public Artwork