Nick Walker (British, b.1969)
'Moona Lisa' (2021)
- Bronze, signed on plinth / Resin, signed on plinth
- 160cm x 50cm x 30cm (63in x 9.6in x 11.8in)
From his formative years in a visual space somewhere between quirky left-field graffiti and fantasy-influenced early freehand studio works, the addition of stencils to Nick Walker's creative arsenal brought with it a more pared-back and often humorous approach to his street work, originals on canvas and prints, often mirroring the former in the latter.
Always fascinated by popular culture and its symbols, Nick's cross-pollinations of the classical and iconic, coupled with an irreverent sense of irony, have become the artist's trademark since the turn of the millennium. Whether it's a play on words for titles or cheeky subversive takes on recognisable subject matter, Nick's work always provokes a reaction in its viewer. In his latest work he combines all these elements nd takes a step into the world of bronze, delivering a cheeky, stunning and career-shifting masterpiece.