Kent Williams is one of my favorite painters. He’s one of those painters who you really need to take a look at and think about, even if you don’t like his style. Because he is that good.
He is primarily a figurative painter and his work is often narrative, in that it weaves a story. His bodies are sinuous and and sometimes awkward, often squirm-inducing, but always intensely beautiful in their odd, messy humanness.