Skye Williams is an emerging Melbourne-based visual artist who uses drawing to experiment with appropriation of cultural detritus from cosmetic surrounds. Drawing is central to her practice, as a means to communicate with fluid immediacy as well as allowing access to stream of consciousness. Skye most commonly employs the medium of marker pen to create single-draft drawings with swift improvisation. Colour saturation and contrasts feature in the overload of pattern, form and imagined and referenced images that collide in overwhelming compositions. These drawings leave no resting point for the eye and represent the dazzling myriad of images we meet in our hyper visual culture; often drawing off collected reference imagery from print media and packaging.
Drawing has also been an access point for participants in projects of relative aesthetics performed in the Melbourne CBD. These projects include a drawing exchange, and culture jamming projects in Tallinn, Estonia, and the Melbourne CBD.
Skye graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Art from RMIT/Estonian Academy of Fine Arts in 2012 and has been exhibiting her work in Melbourne and throughout Australia since.