Ian Williams’ practice is concerned with understanding the reality of virtual environments through painting. Using found objects from video games, he utilises the conventions of Still Life painting to explore the properties of the virtual everyday object.
Ian works mainly within the mediums of painting and drawing, and has work in public and private collections including Artbank, Curtin University, University of Western Australia, Central Institute of Technology and Town of Victoria Park.
Williams was a finalist in the 2015 Bankwest Art Prize, 2015 Macquarie Art Prize (Sydney) and the 2018 Perth Royal Art Prize, with recent shows at Turner Galleries, Galerie Pompom (Sydney) and The Lobby. He has upcoming exhibitions in 2019 at Midland Junction Arts Centre (with Ellen Norrish) and Bunbury Regional Art Gallery (solo).