Atlanta, Georgia , United States
Art | Description | Rocingkwell Series
Norman Rockwell has always been an influence in my work. My early days as a commerical illustrator was guided by Rockwell's stylistic characterization in his famous Saturday Evening Post covers. In preparing to promeote the upcoming 5th Anniversary of the World Wide Art Federation, a trash talking live performance art competition where artist dress ujp and boast their skills and paint against each other, I returned to a classic composition I was thinking to use Rockwell's famous "Gossip" to address how memers of the WWAF would spread insults leading up the art battle. At the same time, I was thinking of how technology plays a role today in the spread of a rumor.
About | Fabian Williams aka Occasional Superstar
Fabian Williams aka Occasional Superstar is an artist born and raised in Fayetteville, NC, now living in Atlanta, GA. Fabian received a BFA from East Carolina University in Illustration. After working for 13 years in the advertising industry with a long list of clients from Nike, Warner Bros to HBO, he decided to move to a purely expressive practice outside of the commercial space where he had the freedom to express more political and socially relevant contemporary themes.
In 2009, He created the World Wide Art Federation, a performance art battle series. The WWAF mixes the swag of Ric Flair with the skill of Bob Ross. Artist must dress up in character and talk trash then paint against each other in a competitive art competition. The winner like in wrestling receives a belt.
His current exhibition series, Contraption will feature, paintings, film and sculpture at Notch 8 Gallery in April 2016.
Recently, as an extension of The Contraption, he created The Merica Show, a kid show for adults, complete with puppets and animation, which the pilot will premiere in November 2015.
Barbour, Shannon, Creative Loafing: Fabian Williams’ Dungeon Family pyramid finds a new home
Atlanta Journal Constitution: High Museum to feature drawings by 75-plus Ga. artists this summer
DGT, DigiGoodTimes: EP. 30 – Fabian Williams (The Occasional Superstar) – The Transformative Power of Art (mix by Dj Decoteau)
Garland, Maurice, Mauricegarland.com: In Atlanta, ‘Dungeons’ Nor Pyramids Are A Place For The Homeless
Hall, Ed, Burnaway: Art Review : Fabian Williams Turns Rockwell Upside Down, at the Rialto
Pousner, Howard, AJC: High Museum to feature drawings by 75-plus Ga. artists this summer
Suggs, Ernie, AJC Sepia: Dungeon Family Pyramid vandalized
Hall, Floyd, Wonderroot: WonderRoot Artist Feature
Howard, Jacinta, Creative Loafing: Fabian Williams channels ‘The Gossips’
Carmichael, Rodney, Creative Loafing: Behold, a Dungeon Family Pyramid on the Beltline
Suggs, Ernie, AJC: Rockingwell, Constitutional protection for office gossip?
Flores, Dan, Art is King: Art Is King Podcast
Williams, Maxwell, Good Magazine: Fabian Williams Captures Atlanta’s Friction and Soul
Hall, Ted, 11 Alive: Artist Interview
Daniels, Marcel, ATL Hip Hop: WWAF: The Art of Art Battling
Edward, Roz, Rolling Out: Art Meets Wrestling in Atlanta’s Art Battle Series
Barbour, Shannon, Creative Loafing: World Wide Arts Federation gets political with art battle No. 6
Edward, Roz, Rolling Out: 5th Annual Artist Battle Pays Tribute to Biggest Pimps in the Nation
Ward, Winston, Burnaway: Art Battles in Atlanta Offer New Ways to Experience Art
Staff Pick, Creative Loafing: Best of Selection
Barbour, Shannon, Creative Loafing: Fabian Williams canvasses a ‘Composition of Chaos’
Barbour, Shannon, Creative Loafing: Artist Fabian Williams puts the paint where it ain’t
Yorker, Stanley, Rolling Out: What’s an Art Battle?
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