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Nick Walker

Born in: 1969

United Kingdom

Emergent Artist

Biography

Nick Walker is one of the most famous street artists in the world. Born in 1969, he was a part of the infamous and avant-garde Bristol graffiti scene from the early 80s.

As a pioneer of the phenomenon of British graffiti, Nick's work became a model for hundreds of emerging artists. His work is in constant evolution and always innovative, modern and exciting.

Nick bases his work onthe graffiti energy and images but he manages to combine the freedom that they give him with an excellent mastery of the stencil. The results are very sophisticated and impressive. The methods that he uses keep their strength and their integrity on a traditional support, the canvas.

Nick Walker's immediately recognizable humor and style have allowed him to achieve international fame. In 2008, his shows have been sold out in Los Angeles and London, where collectors were sometimes waiting more than 24 hours to be among the first to get one of his prints. In 2008, his iconic work Moona Lisa has been sold for more than ten times its estimated value during an auction at Bonhams.

?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.?

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  • Painting Animals

  • Painting Street art

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Nick Walker, Bow ties, Painting

Nick Walker

Bow ties, 2015
11.8 x 11.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,289

Nick Walker, Truck Prow, Print

Nick Walker

Truck Prow, 2015
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Print

$1,961

Nick Walker, Gants de boxe (brain 3 colors), Painting

Nick Walker

Gants de boxe (brain 3 colors), 2013
9.8 x 3.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$1,716

Nick Walker, Banana blade, Painting

Nick Walker

Banana blade, 2013
24 x 18.1 inch
Painting

$2,083

Nick Walker, Untitled (p1), Painting

Nick Walker

Untitled (p1), 2014
29.9 x 22 x 0 inch
Painting

$3,064

Nick Walker, Untitled (p2), Painting

Nick Walker

Untitled (p2), 2014
29.9 x 22 x 0 inch
Painting

$3,064

Nick Walker, Untitled (p3), Painting

Nick Walker

Untitled (p3), 2014
29.9 x 22 x 0 inch
Painting

$3,064

Nick Walker, Paris, Painting

Nick Walker

Paris, 2016
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Painting

$10,417

Nick Walker, Tonight's Grand Prize, Painting

Nick Walker

Tonight's Grand Prize, 2017
24 x 30.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$11,642

Nick Walker, Untitled (Boombox), Painting

Nick Walker

Untitled (Boombox), 2015
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$7,966

Nick Walker, Truck Prow silver edition, Print

Nick Walker

Truck Prow silver edition, 2015
27.6 x 27.6 inch
Print

$968

Nick Walker, Truck Prow white edition, Print

Nick Walker

Truck Prow white edition, 2015
28 x 28 inch
Print

$968

Nick Walker, Vandal Heart, Print

Nick Walker

Vandal Heart, 2016
29.5 x 29.5 inch
Print

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My urban art collection
From May, 18 To June, 21 2017
Paris - France

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From March, 23 To April, 15 2017
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Eternal Sunshine
From July, 12 To September, 3 2016
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From February, 11 To March, 1 2016
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