“In 1992 I began to combine stencils with my freehand work, which allowed me to juxtapose almost photographic imagery with the rawness which evolved from conventional graffiti styles. Stencils introduce an impact element to my work. The appeal of stencils is that they allow me to take an image from anywhere – dissect any part of life – and recreate it on any surface. I try to add an element of humour or irony to some paintings to add a little light relief to the walls. Painting is a form of escapism for me and if my work allows the spectator to do the same thing, then I’ve achieved more than I set out to do.” – Nick Walker.
This is the NY edition from Nick Walker’s ongoing series of Morning After prints/paintings, which involve his Vandal businessman alias, painting various towns, “red” (well, an array of colours at that.) Walker has used such subject matter for various other cities, such as Bristol, Paris, Moscow and London.