March 23, 2011
Approaching painting as a sculptor, Walker’s new work combines the usage of intricate bas-relief surfaces produced from multi-layers of segmented paint that are fused together, producing multi-colored images and topographical surface areas. Walker has long been a student of Buddhism and his abstract compositions are variations of traditional images used in Buddhist illustration.
Walker’s drawings are essentially non-traditional in the use of materials and include a series of what he calls “Hard Drawings” which are variations and meanderings on the mandala.
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Image 1: Robert Walker, “Mothership”, 2010, carved acrylic on wood panel, 62 x 70 x 2 1/4 in.
Image 2: Robert Walker, “Hard Drawing: Orange Burst”, 2010, ink, fabric and resin on wood panel, 12 x 10 x 1 1/2 in.