Williamson Brasfield

Williamson Brasfield’s paintings are hallucinogenic layered compositions that explore stillness, time and the subjectivity of the senses. Inspired by the color separation techniques invented to reproduce images in print, the artist uses an airbrush and stencils to build up a surface of vibrating dots—suggesting the shadow of an image without ever fully bringing it into being. Brasfield’s work, which includes sound art, draws on philosophy, poetry and music—as well as spiritualist and early modernist traditions, particularly in reference to the spatialization of states of mind.