Arts Project Australia
Terry Williams is an established artist whose career spans three decades and reflects a diverse exploration of materials and techniques. He is best known for his soft sculpture; a technique popularised in the 1960s by artists such as Claes Oldenburg and Yayoi Kusama. His sculptural work is defined by his deft and obsessive interpretation of figures, animals and objects, both real and imagined. The tactile, pillow-like works constructed with found materials feature exaggerated, conspicuous stitching and are intensely physical and bulging in their form. He does not consciously work within common traditions of art, instead of adopting an immersive and idiosyncratic process that ruminates on an idea until it manifests into multi-faceted creations.