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“After a first solo show in Belgium at the end of 2015 that introduced Peter Lippmann’s photographs to the general public, Art22 Gallery is proud to present his second solo exhibition dedicated to Soletown.”

‘Soletown’ interprets a passing of time through the reclaiming and repurposing of consumer goods.

Peter will be present at the private view to discuss the personal project. Thursday 12th April – 6 pm – 9 pm.

The exhibition will run from 13th of April – 6th of May.
Place du Jeu de Balle 56, 1000 Brussels

Marco Walker presents a new body of work capturing the current zeitgeist of ambivalence towards power and authority in his third solo exhibition entitled Utopia/Dystopia.

During the last year, Walker travelled through remote regions of former Yugoslavia, including Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo and Croatia to uncover a series of gargantuan, concrete monuments commissioned by the late President Tito to herald a new, unified order for competing nationalities, language and religions.

The collapse of Yugoslavia followed the death of Tito in 1980 but these monuments or Spotmeniks challenge our hopes and ideologies and although overtly political in origin, they emerge reborn in Walker’s photographs as objects of undeniable beauty.

“I was drawn to their sheer size, their extraordinary shapes and their commanding simplicity. As war memorials, they were like nothing I’d ever imagined or seen but what struck me most was how much utter destruction it took to establish such beauty.” Walker said.

By using pre-fogged analogue film and old-fashioned printing processes such as cyanotype and Van Dyke, Walker moves beyond the present spectacle and subject matter towards a painterly, dreamlike state reminding the viewer of the fragile nature of the present state itself, an oscillating moment between the future and the past, between utopia and dystopia.

‘La Piscina’ Marco Walkers latest installation art for the 2nd year of the Bombay Beach Biennale which was themed ‘ What the Future used to be’.

The collage created out of life-size cut outs is symbolic of the rich history of the town of Bombay Beach and the Salton Sea, which in its heyday was a glamorous Hollywood destination.

Today, due to an environmental catastrophe that polluted the lake, almost overnight the town went from boom to bust. Today, the town feels like a post apocalyptic disaster zone.

“ I was interested by the contrast of the hyper real, colourful cutouts against the back drop of this lifeless landscape. “ – Marco Walker – 

 

POWER PLANT is currently featured at The Dots Project 15-27th September.

The origins for this project can be attributed to an American scientist who experimented and proved that plants have feelings.  Designed to celebrate the beauty of the natural world, whilst acknowledging that the precense of humanity is an ever present danger.

– Marco Walker –
“I hope I bring more awareness to the world of plants, as we’re so caught up in digital world, where we take less time to stop and appreciate our surroundings.”

The intense use of colour is derived from direct flash and postproduction. However this series was shot using coloured filters, the resulting images were then cut up and layering as if a collage, Marco then photographs the resulting images to create a third layer of ‘POP’.

We are pleased to announce ‘POWER PLANT’ a solo show featuring the practice of London based photographer Marco Walker at The Dot Project.
94 Fulham Road, SW3 6HS

Fascinated by the natural world, Walker’s current body of work extends his exploration into the extraordinary world of plats, through the mediums of photography and collage.

Walker continues to depict the natural world in bold and resolute ways, influenced by Matisse cutouts and Pop Artist Eduardo Paolozzi, he uses striking colours to tease the viewer, inviting them in and keeping them at bay. His works engage with themes of escapism and paradise, celebrating nature’s beauty whilst at the same time walker aims to remind the viewer of our disconnect to nature, leading us to exploit and destroy it.

“My aim through this series of images is to celebrate the beauty of plants and while doing so, remind us, of the part they play in our existence” – Marco Walker.

Marco’s first show ‘Wanderlust’ was shown in London and New York, and consisted of a series of abstract landscapes shot on infrared film. In 2015, Walker held a solo show at the ICA, ‘ZAP / SNAP’ and exhibited a series of works at ‘Recontres des Aries’ photo festival in South-West France.