Luke M Walker

Artist Statement

Luke M Walker’s practice derives from an exploration of the environment, primarily through walking. His most recent work involves collecting specific data on each walk, the length, the pace, the altitude or number of steps, and translating the data into a painting. These ‘potential landscapes’ are paintings of the activity of walking and painting, but also of time and distance. It is these additional spatial and temporal qualities that he is keen to express in his work, whether through constructed landscapes or from a direct observation of the environment.



These observations assimilate and estimate, showing structure, infrastructure and metastructure, moments of clarity break down to reveal the fragility of the image. They act as a record of both the activity of the artist in the landscape but also in the studio. Luke M Walker's relationship with landscape has evolved, eroded, and reformed, and what once might have been described as homage to the environment has now become something more adversarial.



Each body of work questions the value of human activity, whether this is the construction of our cities, our stewardship of the environment or the role of the artist as a witness and how this can be expressed, particularly but not exclusively, through painting.



Luke M. Walker currently resides in London. He is also an Interior & Spatial Designer and lecturer on art and design. He has been painting and exhibiting his works regularly since 2011 and completed an MA in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School in 2014.



To read more about Luke M Walker and his unique vision, check out hisfeatures in The Architect's Journal and on our blog.


Artwork

Exhibitions

Exhibition Title City Date
'The Transient City - Londn's Rise and Fall' London 03/01/2018 to 04/30/2018
'The Transient City - Londn's Rise and Fall' London 03/01/2018 to 04/30/2018
'The Transient City - Londn's Rise and Fall' London 03/01/2018 to 04/30/2018
Uncommon Griound - New Art from the Landscape London 03/01/2017 to 04/02/2017
Uncommon Griound - New Art from the Landscape London 03/01/2017 to 04/02/2017
The Mountain Arts Festival 2016 Cumbria 10/19/2016 to 10/27/2016
The Mountain Arts Festival 2016 Cumbria 10/19/2016 to 10/27/2016
The Mountain Arts Festival 2016 Cumbria 10/19/2016 to 10/27/2016
The Mountain Arts Festival 2016 Cumbria 10/19/2016 to 10/27/2016
The Mountain Arts Festival 2016 Cumbria 10/19/2016 to 10/27/2016
The Mountain Arts Festival 2016 Cumbria 10/19/2016 to 10/27/2016
Convergence, Swim, Walk, Explore London 03/03/2016 to 11/15/2018
Convergence, Swim, Walk, Explore London 03/03/2016 to 11/15/2018
Convergence, Swim, Walk, Explore London 03/03/2016 to 11/15/2018
Untitled Art Fair London 05/29/2015 to 05/31/2015
Untitled Art Fair London 05/29/2015 to 05/31/2015
Untitled Art Fair London 05/29/2015 to 05/31/2015
Untitled Art Fair London 05/29/2015 to 05/31/2015
Untitled Art Fair London 05/29/2015 to 05/31/2015
Untitled Art Fair London 05/29/2015 to 05/31/2015
What I tell you in the dark London 05/01/2015 to 05/03/2015
What I tell you in the dark London 05/01/2015 to 05/03/2015
What I tell you in the dark London 05/01/2015 to 05/03/2015
What I tell you in the dark London 05/01/2015 to 05/03/2015
What I tell you in the dark London 05/01/2015 to 05/03/2015
What I tell you in the dark London 05/01/2015 to 05/03/2015
Painting the Future 02/12/2015 to 03/14/2015
Painting the Future 02/12/2015 to 03/14/2015
Painting the Future 02/12/2015 to 03/14/2015
Painting the Future 02/12/2015 to 03/14/2015

Achievements & Awards

Competition name Organizer Position Date
Pintar Rapido Pintar Rapido Winner Wed, 07/19/2017
Signature Art Prize 2015 Degree Arts Winner Sat, 07/11/2015