John Walter

Burnt Sienna Face

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Year 2023
Medium Acrylic ink on cold-pressed watercolour paper
Dimensions 30.5 x 23 cm

About the work

From a body of work that I have been making since September 2023, which explores complex arrangements of ornament using a limited palette of colours, and incremental tonal relationships. This is a closeup on an imaginary head. It is a soup of ornament. It is an eye gym.

Career Highlights

John Walter was Sainsbury Scholar at The British School at Rome, attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, was artist-in-residence at Kavli Institute for Nanosciences Delft, and was inaugural artist-in-residence at QBI, San Francisco. He is currently a member of the Arts Council Collection acquisitions committee. He won the Hayward Curatorial Open for Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness. Arts Council Collection and The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool have collected his work.

Selected exhibitions: NODE MULCH, SOMArts, San Francisco (2023); Jezreel’s Tower, Exeter Phoenix (2021); CAPSID, Southwark Park Galleries and HOME (2018).

← Caroline Walker

Little Bugs Study

Yu-Chen Wang →


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