Nick WalkerRequest Talent
Nick Walker is one of the world’s best known street artists. Born in 1969, he emerged from the infamous and ground-breaking Bristol graffiti scene of the early 1980s.
As a forerunner of the British graffiti phenomenon, Nick’s work has become a blueprint for hundreds of emerging artists. His work is constantly evolving and remains innovative, modern and thought-provoking.
Nick draws on the energy and imagery of graffiti but he succeeds in combining the freedom the spray can brings, with very controlled and intricate stenciling. The results are highly sophisticated and infinitely desirable. The methods he uses retain their forcefulness and integrity on the traditional medium of canvas.
Nick Walker’s instantly recognisable style and humour have gained him a worldwide following. In 2008 Nick had sellout shows in LA and London, where collectors queued for over 24 hours to be among the first to get his latest print edition. In 2008, his iconic Moona Lisa sold over ten times its estimated value at auction at Bonhams.
Over the years Nick’s work has been accoladed by the media and has attracted headlines worldwide, including the front page of the Independent arts magazine and the Observer’s round up of the year’s biggest events of 2008.
His work has also been embraced by the record, fashion and film industries. He was commissioned by Stanley Kubrick to recreate the heavily hit graffiti’d areas of New York for Eyes Wide Shut. More recently Nick’s infamous and recognisable ‘Vandal’ character – the artist who disguises himself as a quintessential English gentleman in order to get away with artistic vandalism, was featured in the Black Eyed Peas ‘I Gotta Feeling’ video.
Nick Walker’s work is featured in numerous prestigious public and private collections, including the Mugrabi family and has recently been exhibited alongside Warhol, Murakami and Marden in the ‘With you I want to Live’ show at the Museum of Fort Lauderdale.
Specialty: Walker creates custom art for large scale murals, film backdrops and other editorial projects. His art may be privately commissioned.
Style: Walker draws on the energy and imagery of graffiti but he succeeds in combining the freedom the spray can brings, with very controlled and intricate stenciling. The results are highly sophisticated and infinitely desirable. The methods he uses retain their forcefulness and integrity on the traditional medium of canvas.
Client List: Stanley Kubrick, Black Eyed Peas and private collectors including the Mugrabi family as well as commissions for art for commercial properties including restaurants, hotels and nightclubs.
2008 Walker has two sellout shows in LA and London
Black Eyed Peas ‘I Gotta Feeling’ video features Walker’s Vandal character
Stanley Kubrick commission for film backdrop for “Eyes Wide Shut”
Walker’s art has been features in many books about graffiti art including Graffiti World, Art & Sound, “Untitled” Documents of Street Culture and Children of the Can.
Press mentions include The Sunday Times, The Independent Review, The Face, I-D and Dazed and Confused.