During his stay in Los Angeles, paintings and drawings were finding their way into the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, as well as many West Coast museums. Major national corporations, such as the Mead Corporation and Time-Life Corporation, were also purchasing his paintings for their collections. In 1962 the Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired the Marilyn Triptych, shortly after the death of...
Todd did his undergraduate work at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was Fine Arts major. Very early in his life he realized that he could not isolate visual art from other media and influences in his life. Using as a base he would create paintings that all have a preparation of blue gesso that gives forth more light than white. His technique is to use a straight edge in oil paint to create lines of distinction. These equi-spaced lines can be bars for music or lines waiting to be filled with words that will communicate the universality of arts.
Then he comes back in to ‘pull the sounds from the compositions’. Todd Williamson: "My work has been described in many ways but my favorite was, “Incredible light that comes from the soul of the artist can be seen and felt like violence presented calmly yet explicitly in the work of Todd Williamson.”
His art is included in some collections, like the Blackwell Corporation (Los Angeles/CA), the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles/CA), the Beverly Hills Medical Practice (Beverly Hills/CA), the Illy Corporation (New York), the Cosmopolitan Hotel Group (Las Vegas/NV) and the Ritz Carlton (Los Angeles/CA).
His internationally award winning work (e.g. ,American Art Awards’, 2013) has been displayed in art shows and galleries in Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York. His clientele now extends to other countries, such as Canada, Malaysia and Germany.
Dan’s work celebrates his relentless enthusiasm for detail, through a growing collection of subject matter, as he continues to challenge perfection. He loves shadows, contrast, anonymity and using negative space in his compositions.
His work has been published in many art magazines and books, and two collections of his drawings are permanently installed in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, as part of their impressive public art collection.
The photographically correct ‘portraits’ of the objects collected in the yellow sack (sack used in German households for recycling) are reminiscent of the photographic reproductions of Andreas Gursky and his supermarket collection. The one-way-system and the expression ‘one-way-realism’ becomes clear through the painted medium and acts like a mirror for all viewers. They are called to reflect about their own consumer habits.
Between the years 2000 and 2008 there is often a Coca- Cola can amongst the depicted objects. In 2011 in Berlin, under the title ‘United World’, Krioukov presented an impressive exhibition of large, colourful canvases (180 x 200 cm) all dedicated to the Coca-Cola can.