David Walker

Born in 1977 - United Kingdom


Working in portraiture, painting freehand, using only spray paint and without the aid of brushes David Walker has developed a signature multi-layered style. Incorporating both sophisticated and dumb mark making he creates countless scrawled lines and abstract areas that weave through clashing colours, translucent drips and decaying letterforms, the results are visually rich portraits that fuse photo realism, abstraction and graffiti art sensibilities with a raw energy that comes from the medium.

Davids Walker's work is exhibited in the UK and Internationally and aims to challenge preconceptions about fine art and urban art painting within the gallery confines and the public domain.

Over recent years David has shown work in Berlin, Hong Kong, LA, Lisbon, London, New York and Paris amongst others and his paintings have been shown alongside the leading figures in the urban contemporary and street art movement.

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05 June – 06 July 2015 ‘Alchema/Spectra’, Galerie Mathgoth, Paris France
2014 – ‘A Blank Canvas is a White Flag’, Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London UK
2014 – ‘Swapping Souls with Strangers’, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami USA
2013 – ‘Pressure’ Galerie Mathgoth, Paris France
2012 – ‘Brides on Fire’ Rook & Raven Gallery, London UK
2011 – ‘Women’ Galerie La Tour, Paris France
2010 – Surface Tension’ Brooklynite Gallery, New York USA
2010 – ‘David Walker x Jo Peel’ Kudeta, Kuta, Bali
2009 – ‘Inkie x David Walker’ The Power Station Gallery, London UK


2014 – Urban in Ibiza#6, Ibiza Spain
2014 – ‘MIX’ group show at Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London UK
2013 – ‘Tour Paris 13? a project by the ITINERRANCE GALLERY, Paris France
2013 – ‘Silema Street Art Festtival’ Silema, Malta
2013 – ‘Scope Art Fair / Robert Fontaine Gallery’ Basel, Switzerland
2013 – ‘Don’t Panic / Poster Exhibition, Bristol, UK
2012 – ‘White Canvas Project Exhibition’ London’ UK
2012 – ‘Follow Your Art / Street Art Against Slavery’ London, UK
2012 – ‘Sand, Sea & Spray’ Blackpool, UK
2012 – ‘Fifty/Fifty’ Mathgoth Galerie, Paris, France
2012 – ‘The Big Egg Hunt’ London, UK
2012 – ‘Picks of the Harvest’ Thinkspace, LA, USA
2012 – ‘White Canvas Project’ LA, USA
2011 – ‘White Canvas Project’ London, UK
2011 – ‘ West Bank Gallery Event’ London, UK
2011 – ‘Urban in Ibiza’ Atzaro, Ibiza, Spain
2011 – ‘Whitecross Street Party’ London, UK
2011 – ‘Glastonbury Festival / Mutate’ Glastonbury, UK
2011 – ‘Scrawl / The Art Car Boot Fair’ London, UK
2010 – ‘ In/Human’ The Kings Rd, London, UK
2010 – ‘ Never Judge?’ Stolen Space, London, UK
2010 – ‘ Brooklynite Live at Miami Art Basel’ Miami, USA
2010 – ‘Urban in Ibiza’ Atzaro, Ibiza, Spain
2010 – ‘Glastonbury Festival / Mutate’ Glastonbury, UK
2009 – ‘Scrawl Collective’ No Borders Gallery, SoHo, Hong Kong
2009 – ‘Flying Eyeball Presents’ Cork St, London, UK
2009 – ‘Visual Street Performance’ Lisbon, Portugal
2009 – ‘Go Get Your Shinebox’ Brooklynite Gallery, New York, USA
2009 – ‘Represent / Squarity’ Black Hall Studios, London, UK
2009 – ‘One Foot in the Grove’ Under the Westway, London, UK
2009 – ‘Urban in Ibiza’ Atzaro, Ibiza, Spain
2009 – ‘Tales from the Seaside’ Brighton, UK
2009 – ‘Scrawl / The Art Car Boot Fair’ London, UK
2009 – ‘Upfest’ Bristol, UK
2008 – ‘Street Art Awards’ Rough Trade, London UK
2008 – ‘Kounter Kulture’ Opus Gallery, London, UK
2008 – ‘Trip’ Cosh Gallery, London, UK
2008 – ‘Banksys The Cans Festival 2? London Uk
2008 – ‘Big Issue’ The Black Rat Press, London, UK
2008 – ‘The Babylon Academy’ Tacheles, Berlin, Germany
2008 – ‘Draw’ Stolen Space, London UK
2008 – ‘Special Relationship’ Scion Space, LA, USA
2006 – ;Feedm 2? Camden Roundhouse, London UK
2006 – ‘Scrawl présents Elephant Technique’ VU, London UK
2006 – ‘Scrawl `collective’ Taipei, Hong Kong
2005 – ‘Not Yet Dead’ Unify, Cambridge, UK
2004 – ‘All The People We Like Are Dead’ No 17, London UK
2004 – ‘Inspired’ Apart Galley, London UK

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