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Ted Willis

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Large Dark Loop, 2013 Acrylic and Tempera Pigments on Canvas 30x48"
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Large Grey Bump, 2013 Acrylic and Tempera Pigments on Canvas 36x36"
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Sysiphus #10, 2011 Acrylic and Oil Crayon on Paper 9x12"
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Intruder #3, 2011 Acrylic on M.d.f. Panel 12x18
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House for an Artist #1, 2012 Acrylic on Wood, M.d.f. Panel, and Caste Paper Pulp 52x36x18
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Minos #2, 2010 Acrylic on Paper 11x15"
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House for an Artist #3, 2013 Acrylic on Wood, M.d.f. Panel, and Caste Paper Pulp 62x36x18
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Klacker, 2010 Acrylic and Oil Crayon on Plywood With Metal Fasteners. Each Element Is 4x12", Overall Dimensions Variable.
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Amyrillus x 3, 2010 Inkjet Print From Digitally Manipulated and Hand Colored B/w Prints. 18x36"
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Suicide Racer, 2009 Acrylic and Spray Paint on Plastic, Wood and Canvas. 12x18x8"
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Big Squig , 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 48x60
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Boom-Sha-Wada #1, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 36x36
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Diagram #2, 2013 Acrylic on Watercolor Paper 9x12"
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Bunny Warfare, 2010 Inkjet Print From Digitally Manipulated and Hand Colored B/w Prints. 30x48
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Boom-Sha-Wada #4, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 36x36
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Squig #1, 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 30x40"
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Minos #3, 2010 Acrylic on Paper 11x15"
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Squig #2, 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 9x12"
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Smoke on the Water #7, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 18x24"
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Smoke on the Water #8, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 18x24"
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Intruder #7, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 16x20"
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Sysiphus #9, 2011 Acrylic and Oil Crayon on Paper 9x11"
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House of an Artist #1
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House for an Artist #2, 2013 Acrylic on Wood, M.d.f. Panel, and Caste Paper Pulp 12x18
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House for an Artist #2
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House for an Artist #3
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Klacker
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Cowgirl and the Spaceman, 2009 Acrylic on Plastic, Wood and Canvas 28x16x6
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A Simple Diagram #4, 2013 Acrylic on Watercolor Paper 9x12
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Armiture #1, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 11x15"
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Armiture #2, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 11x15"
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Armiture #2, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 11x15"
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Big Squig #5, 2008 Acrylic, Tempera Pigment, and Spray Paint on Canvas 48x116"
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Large Bumps and Loops, 2013 Acrylic and Tempera Pigments on Canvas 30x48"
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Stacker #6, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 11x15
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Constructor #2, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 18x24"
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A Simple Diagram #5, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 11x15"
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Stacker #3, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 11x15
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Stacker #14, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 11x15
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Stacker #15, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 11x15
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Stacker #13, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 11x15
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Constructor #7, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 18x24"
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Stacker #7, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 18x24
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Stacker #8, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 11x15
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Stacker #9, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 11x15
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Stacker #10, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 11x15
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Stacker #11, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 11x15
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Stacker #12, 2013 Acrylic on Paper 11x15
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Stacker #1, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 18x24"
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Stacker #2, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 18x24"
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Stacker #3, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 12x18
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Stacker #4, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 12x18
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Stacker #5, 2013 Acrylic on Canvas 20x24"
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Stacker #7, 2013 Acrylic on Watercolor Paper 11x15
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Los Angeles
Birth year
1945
Lives in
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Works in
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Schools
University of Southern California, College of Art and Architecture, 1968, B.F.A.
Representing galleries
Tags
contemporary-assemblage, abstract, sculpture, mixed-media, modern, photography, digital
Statement

How does a contemporary abstract painter acknowledge the legacy of at least 100 years of abstraction while trying to create work that is fresh and personal? That is the question that hangs in the air every time I enter my studio.

I have no particular aesthetic or socio-political agenda....I'm not interested in any deterministic definition of art....I use abstract styles and motifs as a visual language.... I want meaning to emerge from my work by the act of painting and not the other way around....I have been influenced by painters such as Matisse, de Kooning, Diebenkorn and others....My working method is tentative, using trial and error, adding and removing, following or rejecting ideas until I'm satisfied with a piece or sick of it....

None of that may answer the original question but it seems to be a good way to try.

   

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