Roger Williamson Artist Statement

Artist Statement

Roger Williamson, visual artist and painter

Roger Williamson, I believe art should be appreciated through a viewer's individual intercourse with the work, allowing the image to speak for itself  and not be prejudged by societies academic paradigms. Painter Artist statement
Roger Williamson, visual artist Minneapolis, MN

Art is an externalization of struggle to rationalize and give form to something not understood.

The artist, like the oyster, is driven to externalize this conflict into the image of a pearl.

In some circles, this definition is called exorcism.

I believe art should be appreciated through a viewer’s intercourse with the work, thus allowing an image to speak for itself and not be prejudged by society’s academic paradigms.

This concept has close parallels to techniques first acquired in childhood, such as the ability to stare at clouds and see recognizable images arise and fall in the mind’s eye out of what initially was perceived as chaos.

This technique of letting a piece of work speak to a deeper self than the superficial mind involves the viewer in the creative process. By letting their imagination evolve takes the artwork to another level.  The work is no longer stationary but part of a wave as is nature herself.

See Dream Linguistics for expanded examples of this concept.

If you don’t create your own reality you are condemned to live in someone else’s

Roger Williamson is a symbolic artist residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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