Joe Warrior Walker: Interview

Joe Warrior Walker, Rectory Road, 2013, mixed media on canvas, 60 x 40 cm (court
Joe Warrior Walker, Rectory Road, 2013, mixed media on canvas, 60 x 40 cm (courtesy of the artist)

Susie Pentelow interviews artist Joe Warrior Walker.

Walker comments: "Finding the balance [between figuration and abstraction] is the key and the hardest part of resolving a work. The push and pull between abstraction and figuration is a core element to the ambiguous aesthetic of the work and it comes down to an intuitive series of negotiations that I test in Photoshop and on small collages. I work simultaneously on the computer and in the studio to experiment with the imagery and test how it works at different levels of abstraction. The play between the printed and the painted creates a confliction that can hopefully be resolved as a picture that hangs together as a whole."