The exhibition features new paintings by Sue Williams which keep exploring the boundaries between abstraction and figuration. Williams’ research has always been focused on issues of violence against women and the deeply gendered art world. Since the beginning of her career, her works has gradually shifted toward a more and more abstract style, although always charged with sexual and political meanings.
The paintings shown at Skarstedt are characterised by bright colours, reassuring and unsettling at the same time, and by swirling lines and forms as clues of a world in disarray. A general sense of unease and anxiety always pervades artist’s works, despite the familiar shapes.