It’s an exciting time for fans of fine art, comics, graphic novels, film and books as we can all come together over Kent Williams’ visit to Manila this October 26-27.
For those who have not been acquainted with this artist and his work, we offer a brief introduction.
Kent, a friend of Fully Booked, is a renowned artist known for his contributions to Marvel Comics’ Epic Illustrated, and his covers for Vertigo’s Hellblazer. Most recently, he created the art of The Fountain, a graphic novel collaboration with filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, derived from the latter’s film script of the same name. It is a timeless story of love that literally spans the ages.
And beyond The Fountain graphic novel and film, Kent’s influence in the world of art is indeed significant, with works spanning different media including graphic novels, fine art, photography, architecture and film. Avid collectors of his work span the globe. And his works have been exhibited at both solo and group shows in cities such as New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Berlin, Brussels and Utrecht to name a few.
And now, Kent Williams makes his way to Manila for a solo show and book signing.
Kent’s biography on kentwilliams.com speaks of his artistic approach:
Kent Williams has built up a formidable reputation as a powerful contemporary painter. His is a bold realism with combined attributes of abstraction and neo-expressionistic sensibilities. His work is characterized by strong gestural forms combined with areas of arresting detail, rendered with rich dynamic brushwork.
Williams’ approach to his subjects is often subjective and intense. Whether through multi-figured compositional complexity and suggestive narrative, or with the straight-forward lone human form, there is often autobiographical narrative at play. Favorite models, friends, and the artist himself all play a role in the human story of his paintings.
Williams lives in Los Angeles. He has two sons, Kerig Sun and Ian Kai.
More information on Kent Williams
We’ve also got some of Kent’s work on display at Fully Booked at The Fort. Come and pay us a visit!