Editor in Chief of design and culture website Trendland, Ani Tzenkova, reports back on Trendland’s top pieces from the Frieze Art Fair in New York.
“Lisa Williamson’s new works presented by Shane Campbell Gallery take Trendland’s top Frieze honours for perfectly cleansing our palette after a day of boisterous visual impact.
I’m not sure if it was the poised combination of powdery blues, pinks and yellows, or if I was reacting to the cleansing and meditative effect it held over me, but either way, the pieces were open and clear, non intrusive, and could be interpreted in a way that one could naturally follow the inner logic of Williamson’s head. Williamson’s work is familiar, yet at the same time feels forward, a notion that is highly relevant in pop-culture when achieved this seamlessly. While Frieze had plenty to say about the trends running amok in the art world, Williamson’s work reminded us of the value of simple and concise aesthetics.
Monochromatic, structured, yet drapey and sculptural at the same time, Williamson’s works are meant to be materially ambiguous, focusing primarily on the form. Her use of colour gives hard structures fluidity. High Tilt, featured above, sums up her work perfectly — just the right amount of tension and balance.”