artist statement

antoine williams

My interdisciplinary practice utilizes critical studies and the surreal to explore ways in which Black physical, mental, and emotional states of being exist within and subvert the status-quo.

I work with the notion of society as monstrous to question themes of power and class within their social, cultural, and political absurdities. Artworks act as ledgers documenting societal infractions. My work sits at the intersection of speculative fiction, monster theory, surrealism, and critical race theory. The result is a process- based practice involving installation, painting, drawing, collage, assemblage, and sound. I use materiality and concept to weave futures, archives, radical imagining into speculative economies that investigate the complexities of contemporary Black life.