JAKE WALKER
HAVE A GO
11–28 NOV 2009

JAKE WALKER
Grand Canyon 2009
oil on found painting
45 × 57 cm 

JAKE WALKER
How It Works 2009
oil on linen board
37 × 47 cm 

JAKE WALKER
Old Dusty after M Morrisey 2008
 oil on found painting
 39.5 × 47 cm

JAKE WALKER
Sit Up The Back 2009
oil on canvas board
42 × 52.2 cm

JAKE WALKER
'Untitled' 2009
Oil on linen board
37 × 47 cm

JAKE WALKER
No Trouble 2009
oil on canvas board
42 × 52.5 cm


Jake Walker makes interventions into landscapes – ones of both his own imagining, as well as found paintings - placing ghostly figures and humming orbs into rivers, skies and valleys. Sometimes, we catch a glimpse of a panoramic view through the opening of a cave or dwelling. We look out across the debris of both human industry (collapsing walls and ancient relics) and painting itself (daubs, marks and sketch lines). Figures or faces hover across the field, inserted not only into the fabric of the picture plane but also into the flowing river or overcast sky.