Carib Guyana Timehri

© Estate of Aubrey Williams. All rights reserved, DACS 2024. Image credit: University of Warwick

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Exuberant colour and movement are typical of Williams' work, as are abstracted forms which in this case refer to imagery connected with the culture of the Carib tribes in his native country. Williams said: "The word 'abstract' explains itself. 'Abstract' means 'to take out of'. Therefore, abstraction has a basis. I see abstraction in everything, a waterfall, a flash of lightning – they seem somehow free-form. Art that is ritualistic, mystical, is profound...Art with no mystery is nothing. It's just decorative."

University of Warwick



Carib Guyana Timehri




oil on canvas


H 122 x W 152.5 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from the artist's widow with the assistance of Bookers, 1992

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Signature/marks description

bottom right: Aubrey Williams / 74


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