JAKE WALKER


Contained in the strict geometry of a box frame, the thickly encrusted black oil paint has its own surface topography; it also suggests the infinite possible dimensions of pictorial space. It’s a picture at the edges of that definition: almost a sculptural relief, almost purely abstract, almost more about laboriously building a space than marking a surface.
–Excerpt from Jake Walker: The Town Belt, catalogue essay by Abby Cunnane, Hirschfeld Gallery, City Gallery Wellington, New Zealand

Born in New Zealand in 1971, Jake Walker received his MFA at Otago School of Fine Art in Dunedin in 1991. Recent solo exhibitions include Geyserland, Dutton Gallery, New York; Suggested Things, Hamish McKay, Wellington, 2016; Unemployment Works, Station, Melbourne, 2016; Sydney Contemporary Art Fair with Gallery 9, 2015; The Town Belt, City Gallery, Wellington, 2014; Paintings Questions, Gallery 9, Sydney, 2013; Painting and Relief, Studio 12, Gertrude Contemporary, 2012. Select group exhibitions include 5 Perspectives, The Young, Wellington, 2014; Assembly, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, 2014; Never-Never Land, Roslyn Oxley 9 in collaboration with Utopian Slumps, Sydney, 2014; Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2013.

Walker’s work is held in the Wallace Arts Trust, Chartwell Collection (Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki), the Joyce Nissan collection, the Te Papa Tongarewa collection, as well as various private collections in New Zealand, Australia and internationally. Walker was a Gertrude Contemporary resident studio artist from 2011 to 2012. He lives and works in Featherston, New Zealand.

 

selected works

JAKE WALKER
#0018 2016
oil on linen mounted on plywood, earthenware frame
40 × 48 cm

JAKE WALKER
#0028 (R.I.P. Leonard Cohen) 2016–17
oil on jute, glazed stoneware frame
42 × 46.5 cm

JAKE WALKER
Untitled 2016-17
oil on linen
33.5 × 38.5 cm

JAKE WALKER
Untitled painting No. 9 2010-13
oil on board
37 × 47 cm

JAKE WALKER
#0029 (OhakurI Dam) 2016–17
oil on linen, glazed stoneware frame
50 × 41 cm

JAKE WALKER
Untitled 2013–15
oil on board
46 × 61 cm


EXHIBITIONS

SPRING 1883  THE WINDSOR HOTEL  17–21 AUG 2016

SPRING 1883
THE WINDSOR HOTEL
17–21 AUG 2016

JAKE WALKER SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY 10–13 SEPT 2015

JAKE WALKER
SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY
10–13 SEPT 2015

JAKE WALKER  ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS  25 MAR – 9 APR 2009

JAKE WALKER
ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
25 MAR – 9 APR 2009

JAKE WALKER  HAVE A GO    3–27 SEPT 2009

JAKE WALKER
HAVE A GO

3–27 SEPT 2009


NEWS

JAKE WALKER: PAINTING AND RELIEF , Gertrude Contemporary, 13 July – 18 Aug 2013

JAKE WALKER: PAINTING AND RELIEF, Gertrude Contemporary, 13 July – 18 Aug 2013

 
 

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