“The Distance Between Us Is Equal”
From May 18, 2017
At Mathgoth Gallery – 34, rue Hélène Brion 75013 Paris
For his new solo show in Mathgoth gallery, Paris, David Walker presents a collection of portraits in large format.
Within continuity of his previous artworks, this English street artist seeks to provide an answer to the relationship that exists between the painter and his model “between distance and privacy”.
For David Walker, painting a portrait is at first a meeting between two people: the artist and the model.
From the photography session that precedes the creation of his artwork to exhibition, the artist and his model engage in a strong relationship that brings them to reveal themselves step by step. They overcome their prejudices and reduce the physical and psychological distance between them .
For the English portraitist this confrontation is complex…
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