Classically trained as a painter, Williams’s skills have been tempered by a raw disregard for critics and an unshakeable desire to provide value to the art world by breaking new ground. His art stems from pain, from isolation, from social issues dredged from the darkest parts of American and global history, including the history of segregation and ‘sundown towns,’ South African apartheid, and the legacy of ignorance and violence which haunts the United States today. The Pratt-educated visual artist has had his work featured in numerous gallery showings in New York City as well as New Jersey, and is eager to expand his audience internationally; he aims to build on the example set by Banksy, Kara Walker, and other socially active artists, using tools including multimedia, digital image manipulation, and classical methodologies to communicate his complex views on power structures, ‘nature versus nurture,’ original sin and the birth of morality, and the future of an increasingly technical and mechanized society.
At its core, however, Williams’ work draws its strength from its simplicity and brutal, unrelenting honesty. He has been awarded numerous accolades, including the Don & Judy Miller Undergraduate Scholarship in 2006. He lives and works in Montclair, New Jersey.
Isaac is artist who is driven with a passion to ignite and captivate a relationship between his work and his audience. He intends to bring about a self-revision, in regards to consciousness in relation to our identity vs. environment. It confronts the scientific debate ‘Nature vs. Nurture’ argument, of whether our identity is made up of our experiences or is it predetermine from our biological inheritance. The primmest of the work explores authority in context to our environment, and questions its influence how it manifests and invokes a conversation between an ideology and a perception. The direction of the work specifically focuses on the relationship between Isaac and his environment. Though he is fascinated by humanity and how we process information, there is a resistance and conflict that exist within the narrative that Isaac often implies. He is persistent to create, express and explore his deepest concerns about his reality.