Nick Walker

Born in Bristol in 1969, Nick Walker is one of UK’s leading artists creating beautiful freehand work with the help of stencils. He worked in the field of advertising and also as an illustrator and tried his hands on film set designing as well. In 1992 he began to combine stencils with my freehand work which allowed him to juxtapose almost photographic imagery with the rawness which evolved from conventional graffiti styles. ‘Stencils introduce an impact element to my work. The appeal of stencils is that they allow me to take an image from anywhere – dissect any part of life – and recreate it on any surface. I try to add an element of humor or irony to some paintings to add a little light relief to the walls. Painting is a form of escapism for me and if my work allows the spectator to do the same thing, then I’ve achieved more than I set out to do.’ Nick Walker’s recent work had been displayed in exhibitions like “Two Floors”, Soho (London), a solo exhibition sponsored by Absolute Vodka, at Goodge Place, London, “The Underclass”, a solo exhibition sponsored by Two Dogs, at the Thomas Kettle Gallery, Covent Garden, London, “Seconds in Mecca”, another solo exhibition sponsored by Snapple at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), and a collective exhibition, “Street Style” as well as many more. His work had been selected by the V&A for producing his designs in a postcard format for sale in the museum shop. Some of his works like Moona Lisa, THE CANS and BORN2BOMB are partly hand-sprayed and partly hand-printed. They are all unique and are signed and numbered. Nick Walker has been granted the license to create designs for successful organizations like Addidas, Bristol City Council, Pinewood Studios for Philips commercial, Snapple Europe, London Science Museum and Peter Gabriel, for record label “Real World”. In addition, he has also worked on films like “Eyes Wide Shut” and “Incognito”, at Ealing Studios and “Judge Dredd” at Shepperton Studios and is also commissioned for films and commercials at Pinewood Studios.


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