May 6 - June 10
Walker's works lie somewhere in the realm between nostalgia and surrealism. Mobilising the affordances of different visual techniques to evoke the feelings of past eras - some which did, and some which did not - exist.
Ministry of Nomads is honoured to present the works of Marco Walker in our first Digital Gallery exhibition. This show features a curated series of Walker's best selling landscape editions, presented in a one-of-a-kind digitall modelled environment
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.
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Marco WalkerPalm Valley 1, 2020
Palm Valley comes from Walker's 2016 Landscapes series, and shows Walker's masterful fusion of the real and the fantastical. This work is now presented as a lightbox, further highlighting Walker's use of colour and juxtaposition to create dreamlike environments. In a moment saturated with digitally manipulated imagery, Walker's works stand out, managing to achieve a fusion of being clearly altered yet feeling distinctly natural.
Marco WalkerAcapulco, 2020
"[Walker's] works look to strike a balance between memorialisation and wonder – demonstrating the awe that these structures inspire, as well as being true to the reasons for their existence."
-Tish Wrigley, The Spaces
Marco WalkerMecca, 2020
Walker's landscape works fill the viewer with a sense of natural wonder and represent a truly sublime experience. One which both presents to us the beauty of nature and reminds us not to forget to disconnect from it. To engange in the pursuit of paradise but to not be consumed by it. Following with Walker's throughline of investigating and interrogating the ideals of escapism. Never before has Walker's championing of this relationship with nature have never felt more current than now.