Work

Cutting

2019

Oil on linen

210 x 180 cm | 82 5/8 x 70 7/8 in

Canvasing

2019

Oil on linen

165 x 210 cm | 65 x 82 5/8 in

Drafting

2019

Oil on board

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

Sewing

2019

Oil on board

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

Setting In

2019

Oil on linen

175 x 125 cm | 68 7/8 x 49 1/4 in


Biography

Caroline Walker’s large-scale paintings and intimate drawings focus on 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. Her photographs, depicting women at work in various settings, serve as source of imagery for her technically virtuous paintings, the central theme being the human condition in a post-modern and de-sensitised world. Walker’s intimate scenes build upon the language of city life with the pronounced quality of a voyeuristic gaze. 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 (UK), where she completed her MA at the Royal College of Art in 2009. Recent solo exhibitions include  Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (UK); GRIMM, New York (US); Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles (US); GRIMM, Amsterdam (NL); Space K, Gwacheon (KR). She has been included in numerous group shows including Victoria Miro Gallery, London (UK); the Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK); the 2014 Milan Triennale (IT); Fine Arts Society, London (UK) and Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (UK), amongst others. Walker is represented in a number of public collections including: the National Museum Wales, Cardiff (UK); UK Government Art Collection, London (UK); Kistefos Museum, Jevnaker (NO); AKZO Nobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam (NL); ING Art Collection, Amsterdam (NL); and Shetland Islands Council (UK).


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Caroline Walker – Picture Window

Artist: Caroline Walker Year: 2018 Publisher: Anomie Publishing, London and GRIMM, Amsterdam | New York Author: Marco Livingstone, Dr Rina Arya, Dr Lauren Elkin, Andrew Nairne Design: Sebastiaan Brandsen, Tamara van Latum Hardcover: 311 pages Size: 29 …


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