Walker Caroline - Overnighter
Caroline Walker’s large-scale paintings and intimate drawings focus on women within psychologically charged public spaces such as hotels and beauty parlors. As a cohesive body of work, her paintings hint at a larger narrative that is never fully revealed to the viewer.
Walker creates a sense of cinematic narrative in her works. Her photographs, depicting women at work in various settings, serve as source of imagery for her technically virtuous paintings, the central theme being the human condition in a post-modern and de-sensitised world. Walker’s intimate scenes build upon the language of city life with the pronounced quality of a voyeuristic gaze. Walker’s intimate scenes build upon the language of city life with the pronounced quality of a voyeuristic gaze. Her quietly charged often luxurious spaces, frame half-told narratives that complicate traditional ideas of the woman as subject. The works explore femininity in our modern, image-conscious age.
Caroline Walker (1982 Dunfermline, UK) currently lives and works in London (UK), where she completed her MA at the Royal College of Art in 2009. Recent solo exhibitions include Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (UK); GRIMM, New York (US); Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles (US); GRIMM, Amsterdam (NL); Space K, Gwacheon (KR). She has been included in numerous group shows including Victoria Miro Gallery, London (UK); the Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK); the 2014 Milan Triennale (IT); Fine Arts Society, London (UK) and Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (UK), amongst others. Walker is represented in a number of public collections including: the National Museum Wales, Cardiff (UK); UK Government Art Collection, London (UK); Kistefos Museum, Jevnaker (NO); AKZO Nobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam (NL); ING Art Collection, Amsterdam (NL); and Shetland Islands Council (UK).