Walker, Luke M

Bio

Luke M. Walker’s practice explores the transitional nature of the built environment. It documents his activities both on the streets and in the studio, through large scale paintings of buildings in transition that are both constructed and undone by the material fluidity of his chosen medium of paint on canvas.

This has evolved into several distinct, but related bodies of work united through the ‘London Atlas’ an archive documenting a hundred mile circular walk around the city of London undertaken in 2014.

'Works in Progress' explore the nature of the building site. Through a set of processes that reflect the act of construction; moments of fluidity, interspersed with more rigorous definition and consolidation. They express the materiality, the tension and inherent danger of a building under construction, but also the energy and sense of anticipation it generates.

Luke M. Walker has lived in London most of his life and is also an Interior & Spatial Designer and Associate Lecturer at Chelsea College of the Arts. He has been painting and exhibiting his works regularly since 2009 and recently completed an MA in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School.

Awards

  • 2015 Winner Signature Art Prize 2015 (Painting), Work In Progress III

Exhibitions

  • 2009 Open Studios, London
  • 2009 Battersea & Beyond - Solo show, London
  • 2009 Spaces & Narrations- Chelsea Collge of the Arts, London
  • 2009 Royal Geographical Society , London
  • 2010 Open Studios, London
  • 2011 Untitled Arts - Chelsea, London
  • 2011 Kunstpunkte, Dusseldorf
  • 2011 An Urban Safari, London
  • 2012 Art In Mind , London
  • 2012 Untitled Arts - Chelsea, London
  • 2012 Open Studios, London
  • 2013 All in One Place - Chelsea College of the Arts, London
  • 2013 MA Interim Show - City & Guilds of London Art School, London
  • 2013 Open Studios, London
  • 2014 One Place. Two - Chelsea College of the Arts, London
  • 2014 MA Show - City & Guilds of London Art Schoo, London
  • 2014 Open Studios, London

Education

  • 2014 MA Fine Art, City & Guilds of London Art Schoo
  • 2008 PG Certificate in Learning & Teaching, University of the Arts - London
  • 1996 BA (Hons) Interior Design, Chelsea College of the Arts
  • 1993 Foundation Diploma in Architecture, The Prince of Wales's Institute of Architecture

Links

Work in Progress I
Work in Progress I

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Work in Progress II
Work in Progress II

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London Circle
London Circle

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Constructed Series I - IX
Constructed Series I - IX

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Work in Progress IV
Work in Progress IV

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Work in Progress V
Work in Progress V

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Work in Progress III
Work in Progress III

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WorkinProgress14
WorkinProgress14

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Goldfinger's Legacy
Goldfinger's Legacy

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WorkinProgress 11
WorkinProgress 11

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WorkinProgress 12
WorkinProgress 12

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WorkinProgress 10
WorkinProgress 10

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WorkinProgress 15
WorkinProgress 15

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Metastructure VII
Metastructure VII

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Metastructure VIII
Metastructure VIII

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Metastructure VI
Metastructure VI

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Metastructure IX
Metastructure IX

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WorkinProgress 13
WorkinProgress 13

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Battersea Brothers
Battersea Brothers

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WorkinProgress 9
WorkinProgress 9

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Powerstation 2011
Powerstation 2011

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Goldfinger's Legacy II
Goldfinger's Legacy II

ADG2961777: © Luke M Walker / Bridgeman Images

Goldfinger's Legacy III
Goldfinger's Legacy III

ADG2961778: © Luke M Walker / Bridgeman Images

Metastructure V
Metastructure V

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