Jessica Williams

Region: Pacific Coast


City / State: Los Angeles, CA

My paintings are private fictions. I source imagery from a collection of personal photographs and drawings, and I paint at night by the light of a projector. Interiors, adolescent figures, windowscapes, and flora overlay and dissolve in scenes of nostalgia and impermanence. My work thrives in the midst of the picture taking shape; color is a central protagonist in my reverie. I am heavily influenced by my daily surroundings in Los Angeles and its intrinsic relationship to desire and artifice. My consciousness is hyper-saturated, and I paint to make this psychic space visible. Painting is, for me, a space of freedom, and I work to achieve an imperfect harmony of moment, image, and emotion.