Overview participating exhibitions

Terra Cognita
2012

Terra Cognita

Robert Walker

Color-Fields (2005-2012)

Inspired by the 1960s, when, following the lead of Color Field painters like Morris Louis and Frank Stella, Robert Walker was producing geometric paintings, in recent years he has been photographing flowers with a comparable feeling for abstraction. But don’t be fooled, he warns, this is not an attempt to give photography the illusion of painting. It is an attempt to break free of photography’s objective and recording function, to be able to take a fresh look at an often clichéd subject.

  • Montréal Botanique - #06

    2006

  • Montréal Botanique - #20

    2005

Global Detail
2003

Global Detail

Robert Walker

CONSUMING ICONS

Since the 1980s Robert Walker has been fascinated by colour. Inspired by Pop Art artists like Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenburg, for years he has photographed the street scene in large cities like New York, where advertising on façades, in shop windows and on billboards must fight for attention. In these photographs, which have appeared in the book Color is Power (2002), among other places, commerce declares its power over the street in bright lights and screaming colours. In Las Vegas Walker (b. 1945) documented another aspect of visual pushiness. The city, known for its casinos, is dominated by colossal copies of famous buildings.

  • CONSUMING ICONS

    Since the 1980s Robert Walker has been fascinated by colour. Inspired by Pop Art artists like Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenburg, for years he has photographed the street scene in large cities like New York, where advertising on façades, in shop windows and on billboards must fight for attention. In these photographs, which have appeared in the book Color is Power (2002), among other places, commerce declares its power over the street in bright lights and screaming colours. In Las Vegas Walker (b. 1945) documented another aspect of visual pushiness. The city, known for its casinos, is dominated by colossal copies of famous buildings.

  • CONSUMING ICONS

  • CONSUMING ICONS

  • CONSUMING ICONS

  • CONSUMING ICONS

Biography

In the 1970s Robert Walker (b. Canada, 1945) took workshops by the photographer and artist Lee Friedlander and the photographer Garry Winogrand. He published the much discussed books New York Inside Out (1984, with a foreword by William S. Burroughs) and Color is Power (2000), and in 2003 was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Next year COLOR-FIELDS will appear in book form.

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Global Detail

Global Detail

Price EUR 35,00

Terra Cognita

Terra Cognita

Price EUR 15,00