While maintaining emphasis on composition, structure, shape identity and diversity of materials, Walker’s work explores the concept of dual/opposing spaces that co-exist within a limited perceptual, visual or ideological context…i.e., dark/light; good/evil; interior/exterior; positive/negative; life/death; freedom/oppression and so forth.
Many of Walker’s recent works merge elements of his Wall Series (characterized as urban walls in a deteriorating state with posters, broken windows, eroding paint, etc.) with imagery from his Metamorphic Series (an evolving mass of figurative elements…i.e., heads/faces; imaginary birds, fish and so forth). These images, which he calls Wall Spirits, often emerge from shadowed areas of the painting thus contributing another element of visual or conceptual intrigue as the viewer seeks to develop an understanding of the work.
Larry Walker retired as professor emeritus in December 2000 after some 17 years of service with Georgia State University's School of Art and Design, including 11 years as the school's director. He has always been, and promises to remain, active wi...Read More ⟶