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Artists Index: Bedwyr Williams

Bedwyr Williams (b. 1974, St Asaph, Wales. Lives Caemerfon, Wales)
Williams’ work includes stand-up comedy, sculpture and painting, posters and photography. He draws on his own experiences and his take on the world is simultaneously satirical and deadly serious, he reveals both his and our own complex neurosis and idiosyncrasies. His installation, text based works and live performances explore subject matter ranging from growing up in Colwyn Bay with size 13 feet, to a mini bus crash with four other artists in residence (in which he is the only survivor). His recent solo exhibition NIMROD further exposes the ludicrous fears that drive and restrain us all and is a great example of entire environments that he creates. Through this broad range of media, a strong sense of surrealistic humour and a sharp critical mind, he explores notions of what it means to be an artist born, living and working in the regions. He makes work relevant to a sense of place and belonging but simultaneously refuses to be compromised or pigeon-holed by provincial tastes or stereotypes.