Nick Walker was a formative member of the UKs graffiti art movement, kicking off in Bristol in the 1980s. His pioneering technique which merges freehand work with stencilled imagery, allows him to: ‘juxtapose almost photographic imagery with the rawness which evolved from conventional graffiti styles.’
Walker’s signature figure is the ‘vandal’ – an alter-ego dressed in a black suit and bowler hat. The purpose of the vandal is to represent Walker’s intention to weave a sense of humour and irony into each of his artworks.
In addition to painting the streets of cities across the world, Walker was enlisted by Stanley Kubrick to recreate the graffitied streets of New York for the 1999 movie, Eyes Wide Shut.