Nick Walker: The Art of Nick Walker
Great to have the finished book in our hands at the studio. A years worth of research and archiving has produced this historic book of Nick’s work. Long live print.
“The Art of Nick Walker” is a 152 page hardback retrospective with hundreds of full colour images comprising 20 years of Nick Walker’s art.
“In 1992 I began to combine stencils with my freehand work, which allowed me to juxtapose almost photographic imagery with the rawness which evolved from conventional graffiti styles,” said Walker. “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 humour 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.”