Nick Walker emerged from the infamous and groundbreaking Bristol art and graffiti scene of the early 1980s. As a forerunner of the British graffiti phenomenon Nick’s work became a blueprint for hundreds of burgeoning artists for years to come. His distinctive style adapted effortlessly from the walls of Bristol to canvases on gallery walls. His work still draws on the energy and imagery of graffiti but he succeeds in combining the freedom the spray can brings with very controlled and intricate stencilling. The results are highly sophisticated and incredibly desirable. Fortunately, Nick’s trademark subversion has not been diluted in the transition from street to gallery and the focus for his last major Bristol exhibition Sex Cells was the infiltration of acceptable pornography in advertising. This provocative body of work further aroused people’s interest in Nick Walker as a rising artist. His work has been embraced by the mass media including the record, advertising and film industries with commissions as prestigious as the major motion pictures Judge Dredd and Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes wide shut.
~ Hang Up