Nick Walker emerged from the infamous and groundbreaking Bristol art and graffiti scene of the early 1980s. As a forerunner of the British graffiti phenomenon Nick's work became a blueprint for hundreds of burgeoning artists for years to come. His work has constantly evolved and always remains innovative, modern and thought-provoking earning him the notoriety of one of the city’s most wanted artists.
His distinctive style adapted
effortlessly from the walls of Bristol to canvases on gallery walls.
His work still draws on the energy and imagery of graffiti but he
succeeds in combining the freedom the spray can brings with very
controlled and intricate stencilling. The results are highly
sophisticated and incredibly desirable.
trademark subversion has not been diluted in the transition from street
to gallery and the focus for his last major Bristol exhibition Sex
Cells was the infiltration of acceptable pornography in advertising.
This provocative body of work further aroused people's interest in Nick
Walker as a rising artist. His work has been embraced by the mass media
including the record, advertising and film industries with commissions
as prestigious as the major motion pictures Judge Dredd and Stanley
Kubrick's Eyes wide shut.