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Joe Warrior Walker

I am interested in how an image functions when removed from its original context. Reducing it to a level that oscillates between abstraction and figuration. A point where a picture can exist on two levels simultaneously, as an image as well as an abstract composition.

Paintings relationship to other media such as print, photography and film has continued to be a central concern within my practice. I try to explore this relationship by merging these different processes within the work, to create a conversation and possible confliction between the mediums. Thus making the process a core subject of the work. This fluctuation creates something that exists within the context of painting, film, collage and print. There is a strong crossover between the film work and the paintings. I see these works to be closer to the idea of a moving painting rather than that of a traditional film or video.

I tend to choose imagery sourced from the surrounding urban environment of London. Often incorporating elements of a contrasting setting, such as the familiar landscape of my previous home in Cornwall, or my travels across India.  In this I try to form images that emphasize the digitalized aesthetic of a contemporary landscape.

Biography

1989 Born St Ives Cornwall

1991 Travelled extensively across India, Nepal and Thailand

2006 Studied Art & Design at Truro College

2008 Studied Foundation in Art & Design at Tregye School of Art

2009 Moved to London, studied Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art

2012 Exhibited in various galleries across London

2013 Awarded scholarship to study an MA in Creative Entrepreneurship at UEA

 

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