For his new solo exhibition at Galerie Mathgoth, David Walker presents a set of portraits in large format. In line with his previous works, the English artist asks himself the relationship between the painter and his model, between distance and intimacy.
For David Walker, painting a portrait is first and foremost an affair. From the photography session that precedes the performance of the painting to its exhibition, the artist and his model engage in a relationship that leads them to reveal themselves little by little, to overcome their prejudices, and to reduce between them a distance both physical and psychological.
David Walker here leaves his bright color palette for more neutral tones and shades enhanced at the touch of color. In the same way, it combines the brush with the aerosol which is his usual technique. At the same time true to his approach and reflections of an evolution in his approach to color, the paintings presented in the framework of “The distance between us is equal” reveal the maturity of an artist who never takes anything for acquired
Galerie MathGoth 34, rue Hélène Brion – 75013 Paris
From Wednesday to Saturday from 2 to 7 pm
Opening with the presence of the artist on Thursday 18 May from 18 hours