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Diane Williams

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To Fear The Uncanny
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To Fear The Uncanny
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Dissonance Mixed Media Dimensions Variable
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Dissonance, detailed view
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To Fear The Uncanny
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To Fear The Uncanny
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To Fear The Uncanny
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Baby Dollz, 2015 Oil on Canvas 30" X 30" © www.dianewilart.com
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Schools
CSU Long Beach, 2013, BFA
Tags
contemporary/figure, abtract, Trauma, archetypes, abstract, figurative, sculpture
Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Dec, 2016
Statement

Coming from an ethnic background now living in Los Angeles, my work reflects my identity as an Asian American female with conflicting cultures and internal struggles from a loss sense of sameness or continuity.

My visual context explores psychological spaces using surrealism often based from childhood memories, tales and narratives. Representational figures of women and animals are used as metaphor for the self, often with imagery based on Freud's notion of The Uncanny, where something rather familiar and old manifests itself as fear and anxiety.

I'm interested in engaging and bringing the observer into the space, where both the artist and the viewer are implicated and reflected. I juxtapose disparate, disjointed and repeated elements. Combinations of polarized objects are utilized: shadow vs. light, 2-dimensional vs. 3-dimensional space, geometric vs. organic, hard vs. soft and abstraction vs. realism. These contrasts create visual tension, pushing the viewer to sense the uncanny yet functioning as a whole.