Joe Warrior Walker.
I am interested in how an image functions when reduced to a level that oscillates between abstraction and figuration. A point where a picture can exist on two levels simultaneously, as an image as well as an abstract composition.
Paintings relationship to other media such as print, photography and film has continued to be a central concern within my practice. I try to explore this relationship by merging these different processes within the work, to create a conversation and possible confliction between the mediums. Thus making the process a core subject of the work.
The surrounding urban environment of London and Bristol inspires me. I often incorporate elements that hint to a contrasting setting, such as the familiar landscape of my previous home in Cornwall, or my Indian heritage. Architecture and nature are always strong visual themes within the work. In this I try to form a constructed landscape assembled of re occurring pattern and motif.