Biography / Nick Walker
Nick Walker is one of the old guard of the Bristol art scene. Originally breaking into the scene alongside artists like Inkie and Massive Attack’s 3D, Nick’s work reached international acclaim with his show in London at Black Rat Press.
Working between Bristol and New York, he works with a combination of freehand and stencil techniques to comment on haute couture and the crossover point between graffiti and pop culture. Walker’s ‘The Morning After’ series displays his trademark Vandal figure bombing recognisable cityscapes the world over in an extroverted display of the archetypal graffiti artist’s desire to go ‘all city’ with their tags.
Selling well at urban art auctions in London, New York and Paris, Walker’s work is an essential for any discerning art collection.
Nick Walker is one of the world’s best known street artists. Emerging from the infamous and ground-breaking Bristol graffiti scene of the early 1980s, he was a frontrunner in the British graffiti phenomenon. Combining the freehand use of the spray-can and the more intricate use of stencils in his work, Walker transcends the limitations of either discipline.
Huge shows in LA and London have seen his work rise in popularity, with some collectors queuing for over 24-hour to get a piece of his artwork. He has held his own against some of the biggest players in contemporary art too, with his iconic Moona Lisa painting selling for 10 times its estimated value at Bonhams.
Attracting the attention of the press internationally, Nick has scooped a front page feature on The Independent arts magazine and featured in the Observer’s round up of the year’s biggest events of 2008. He has also worked on films such as Judge Dredd and Kubrik’s Eyes Wide Shut.