David Walker Swapping Souls with Strangers
David Walker's first major United States solo exhibition entitled “Swapping Souls With Strangers.” @ Robert Fontaine Gallery. Showcasing 12 new large-scale portraits (with some pieces reaching heights of over six feet), Walker creates a multi-layer canvas of spray paint. He works freehand without the aid of brushes, stencils or a projector, and approaches the traditional subject of portraiture with the contemporary visual language of urban art and graffiti. His pieces exist both on the streets and in the gallery. High levels of detail and workmanship give his paintings a fine art aspect, which both attract and repel the viewer with what he refers to as “ugly mark making,” challenging preconceptions about fine and urban art painting.