Bedwyr Williams noted in the Observer Review
1st January 2012
Bedwyr Williams had a pretty good 2011 by all accounts - making a clean sweep of just about all the awards going for the visual arts in the National Eisteddfod, receiving a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales, having work in the first exhibition in the new contemporary art spaces at the National Museum, commissioned to make work for LOCWS International, took part in Performa 11 in New York, and many more things to boot - he's had a busy year. And if the predictions in today's Observer New Review is anything to go by, 2012 is going to be even better for Bedwyr as he's been selected as an 'artist to watch'.
"He's marvellously talented and – unusually for contemporary art – very funny," says Laura Cumming, the Observer's art critic. "I caught sight of him in the 2006 Beck's Futures and he has never made anything that didn't fascinate ever since."
Bedwyr Williams at the National Eisteddfod last summer.
In May, he will have his largest solo show to date, at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham. "My work is darker now and, I think, stronger. I live in the arse-end of nowhere, so I'm always having to trade on the last thing I did, but I've definitely got more of an idea of what I'm up to now."
Extract from todays Observer (Features Page 14)
We look forward to the Ikon exhibition - Blwyddyn Newydd Dda Bedwyr!