Work

Tinseltown

2017

Oil on linen

180 x 240 cm | 70 7/8 x 94 1/2 in

Training

2017

Oil on linen

170 x 225 cm | 66 7/8 x 88 5/8 in

Adrift

2017

Oil on linen

80 x 60 cm | 31 1/2 x 23 5/8 in

Juliet

2017

Oil on board

43 x 35 cm | 16 7/8 x 13 3/4 in


Biography

Caroline Walker’s large-scale paintings and intimate drawings focus on the figures of women within psychologically charged public spaces such as hotels and beauty parlors. As a cohesive body of work, her paintings hint at a larger narrative that is never fully revealed to the viewer.

Walker creates a sense of cinematic narrative in her works by employing staged photo shoots, where she creates scenes with models on location. The photographs serve as a source of imagery for her technically virtuous paintings, the central theme being the human condition in a post-modern and desensitized world. Walker’s intimate scenes build upon the language of city life with the pronounced quality of a voyeuristic gaze. Her quietly charged often luxurious spaces, frame half-told narratives that complicate traditional ideas of the woman as subject. The works explore femininity in our modern, image-conscious age.

Caroline Walker (1982 Dunfermline, UK) currently lives and works in London, where she completed her MA at the Royal College of Art in 2009. Recent solo exhibitions include  GRIMM, Amsterdam; Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles; Space K, Gwacheon; and Marlborough Fine Art, London. She has been included in numerous group shows including Whitechapel Gallery, London; Milan Triennale; Fine Arts Society, London; and Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Her work is included in international collections including the Saatchi Collection, London; The Franks-Suss Collection, London; Shetland Islands Council; the Woong Yeul Lee Collection, Korea.


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