The Book Club is pleased to present Passers-By, a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist Emmanuelle Walker curated and directed by Liat Chen. The artist created a series of acrylic paintings on canvas and drawings for her first solo show.
Passers-By expands on Walker’s well known graphic style and decorative aesthetic, developed through experimental exercises and multiple studies on the female portrait, Walker’s latest works depicts young women portraits of passers-by she walked passed in the East London area or people among her entourage.
Walker is well-known within the illustration and animation community for her powerfully communicative aesthetic imagery. For the past few years, Walker has been experimenting, among other things, with the female body shapes, and curves. Coming from the animation industry she spends most of her time making things move. For this show, she wanted to play with a certain static-ness, that’s why all of the paintings are front views. ‘The oddly elongated girls who populate Emmanuelle Walker’s universe are elegantly beautiful –you won’t find any Barbie dolls in her animations and illustrations. Her talent consists of a deft blend of sophistication and playful quirkiness that renders her work warm and watchable’. – LBB Online
All work exhibited will be on sale.
Exhibition runs until the 3rd July