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antoine williams
North Carolina

Artist Statement Submitted 2019

My interdisciplinary practice is an exploration of the fluidity of the monstrous through the lens of science fiction and critical race theory. Notions power, perception, and fear are also examined as they relate to institutional inequality. I have created a mythology, about the complexities of contemporary Black life. My artwork is influenced by sci-fi literature from such authors as Octavia Butler, and H.P. Lovecraft. Themes in social science fiction, such as relationships to what may be considered a foreign or alien body, can be analogous to the many Black experiences in America. With that, I investigate what is called “monster culture”. The result is a process-based practice involving mixed-media installation, painting, drawing, collage and assemblage.

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