Bedwyr Williams ‘My Bad’ at the Mission Gallery

The exhibition ‘My Bad’ by artist Bedwyr Williams is now in its final days at the Mission Gallery in Swansea. Bedwyr Williams My Bad

The exhibition is full of newly commissioned work- which includes installation and sculptural pieces. This exhibition is said to be one of the most comprehensive of the artist’s work to date. The show has allowed Williams to reveal to the audience how he sees the world in his idiosyncratic way. His artworks span a range of media, from movement in performance and sculpture, to two-dimensional forms such as painting and photography.

Personal experiences

Williams often draws on his own experiences growing up in Wales, his artwork reflects the happenings of rural life, and gives him an opportunity to investigate the notion of ‘contemplating space’.

In ‘My Bad’ Typically, Williams presents disaster scenes with a touch of irony and humour: Liebesgarten (2012) Liebesgarten comprises two electric toothbrushes that sing a duet by Schumann, and Square Wig (2012) is a wig made for a square head. Williams’ work mocks the human condition, and leaves the viewer with the feeling that he is pointing his finger to where lies his interest between life and art: when disaster strikes.

Venice Biennial 2013

An important artist for his country, Williams has previously presented work that dealt with the themes of Wales and ‘Welshness’. He will be representing the Welsh Pavilion at the next Venice Biennial, in June 2013, so we can all expect to hear and see more from him over the next few months.

The Mission Gallery has put on this exhibition in partnership with Ikon Gallery in Birmingham which had the show from 16 May – 18 July 2012, and the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery.

Featured image: Bedwyr Williams, Prudence, 2012

Poster image above: courtesy the artist and Ikon Gallery


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