Marco Walker and Mandolyna Theodoracopulos
Ministry of Nomads is proud to present our newest collaborations between artists, architects, and designers. Our first series features the works of Marco Walker and Mandolyna Theodoracopulos' Interiors. At Ministry of Nomads we are always searching for new ways to bring together diverse forms of art. Our newest venture seeks to combine traditional artworks with the creations of interior designers and architects. This series is a collaboration between artists, designers, and architects. Showcasing the works of our artists in handpicked interiors. This collaboration seeks to showcase the relationship between artworks and the environments they fill, creating a seamless combination of both art and space.
We use 3D modeling and digital editing techniques to place the works virtually within interiors, forgoing the need for shipment and travel. And allowing multiple different combinations to be showcased and tested with photo-realistic levels of detail. Works and spaces from across the globe can be combined in unique ways and create symbioses and collaborations which would never before be possible.
No home is complete without art. Art is possibly the most important element when creating an inviting interior. Whether you have a lot of money or none at all, we can all afford to hang something on the wall. Of course modern art or furniture can mix with antiques and don’t necessarily have to exist in a slick setting.
Contemporary art is an important part of any collection. With so much to choose from, one might focus on two elements when buying something new for an interior. Firstly, colour. Art should complement furniture whether in contrast or harmony. Secondly, instinct. If you like it, buy it! What other people think is not important. If an artwork is pleasing to you, that’s what matters most.
I love Marco Walker’s light boxes. He has an unusual eye and a great sense for colour with which he creates beautiful fantasies. His light boxes have that wow factor that you want when creating an interior.
Marco Walker is an image maker working within the boundaries of photography, collage, alternative print methods and immersive photographic installations. Best known for his landscape imagery, his works have a unique and timeless feel that seem to endure this ever changing digital world. His works engage with themes of escapism and paradise, celebrating nature’s beauty whilst at the same time, through his use of colours, he reminds the viewer of our disconnect to it.
Marco Walker's works manipulate and embrace colour in an act of reclamation. Reclaiming all environments: the lost, the imaginary, and even the ubiquitous. Regardless of their origin, Walker transforms them, mobilizing photography, alternative print methods, and collage to create places which are distinctly their own. Connected to their origin but also unique departures from it.
Walker's use of colour to evoke the sense of escapism brings his works to the forefront of their environments. His works actively project themselves into the environment around them, acting not only as a feature of their space - but as a participant in shaping it.
Many of Walker's new Lightbox works can be explore in our Digital Gallery space