Adam Walker is an artist based in London.
He studied Cultural Geography at Cambridge University and subsequently Painting at Camberwell College of Arts, graduating in 2011.
Painting looms over my practice. I used to paint; I think perhaps I still do. More than any other medium, the history and theory of painting feels inescapable.
I often make sculptures and installations from, or tangentially connected to, painting. In these works I often seek to create a sense of lightness and ephemerality in simultaneous contradiction to imposing mass and scale.
I'm drawn to equality. The work seems to coalesce around divisions, hierarchies, status and power. Memorial and aftermath interest me. How can I give the viewer a sense of arriving too late? I'm interested in the performative but don't want to perform.
Much of my work is very physical, with canvases being viscerally destroyed and encased or entombed. The formal exploration of ideas such as inertia, legacy, boundaries and occupation in these pieces stems from a political and epistemological concern with the boundaries of 'art', particularly the all too often taken for granted patterns of exhibiting, ownership and value.
Watershed installation in Tate Modern Turbine Hall
I Art Peckham, Various locations throughout Peckham
Q-Art Presents 4, APT Gallery
Jeunesse, Jester Jacques Gallery
Park in Progress, Nottingham Castle
Nunhead Open (invited artist)
No Now!, Space Station 65
orchestrated, Studio One Gallery
The Line that Divides (curator and exhibiting artist), St Mary's Art Space
Through the Peckham Glass (curator and exhibiting artist), Peckham Space
Peckham Space Open, Peckham Space
Boundaries and Borders (curator and exhibiting artist), St Mary's Art Space
Meekness is not Weakness (curator), St Mary's Art Space
Two and a Half Dimensions, Pangolin London
Camberwell College of Arts Degree Show, Camberwell College of Arts
Cut, Bourbon Space (The Biscuit Factory)
My Beautiful Friend (solo show), Dulwich Pavilion Gallery
Caution: Wet Paint, Rotating Gallery