London-based artist Ella Walker (born 1993) uses a myriad of media to create imagery inspired by medieval and early modern costume and iconography. The result is a series of resplendent large-format works, rich in narrative and colour.
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The Wife of Bath, 2020
The Inscription Over the Gate, 2020
Winged Victory, 2020
Saint Sebastian, 2019
A Moonlight Tryst, 2020
Saint Sebastian, 2020
Young Eros, 2020
Cosmati Floor and Wax Fruit, 2019
Two Figures and Triumph’s Head, 2020
Watch : Ella Walker Introduces her Recent Work
Walker introduces her painterly influences and the diversity of references that have informed the recent works included in her first solo exhibition at Huxley-Parlour gallery.
Artistic Practice and Training
Ella Walker was born in 1993 in Manchester. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2015, and at the Royal Drawing School, graduating in 2018.
Walker’s practice combines painting, drawing and fresco, utilising various media including tempera, gesso, pastel and ink. Inspired by medieval narrative and costume, her highly stylised works often directly reference Renaissance and medieval iconography. Her works comprise of shallow spaces that utilise pattern and flat plains of colour that disrupt the narrative and structure of the composition.
Selected Exhibitions and Collections
Her work has been exhibited throughout the United Kingdom, including recent exhibitions, Draw Out the Figure that You Will Make, EMBASSY gallery, Edinburgh, 2018 and Unswept House, Glasgow, 2017. Her work is housed in several European permanent collections, including the Royal Collection, London. She lives and works in London.
Exhibition In Focus: Cosmati Floor and Wax Fruit
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