BY SARA DARLING
Mostly known for his street murals in the UK, David Walker's last (sell out) show in the UK was in 2014, so it is with interest to see what he has been up to in the last three years.
Now living in Berlin, Walker works from a former primary school which survived the war, which sums up the challenges that artists face, and the resilience that is needed to persevere- however, there is optimism, as the excitement and freshness of the city clearly inspires experimentation.
His latest UK exhibition, 'Half A World Passed Me By' consists of 25 works - from very small to very big. All of which are a deeply personal expression of his life, and are particularly relevant as he has just turned 40.
Even more so as he shares the fact he has been completely blind in one eye since birth so his vision of the world may conjure up different emotions to the viewer.
Expect an intimate show, where the work is more fearless, and more stark, and very different from his past collections. Consisting of male and female portraits, figurate paintings, flora and poetic texts, it is an insight into Walker's current state of mind.
Also on show are collaborations with German graffiti artists turned contemporary painters, Base 23 and Mina and multidisciplinary artist Yuli Gates.
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