Tiwani Contemporary is pleased to present 'As Seen', Barbara Walker’s first major solo show in London. This exhibition will present new large-scale drawings as well as existing work depicting ‘unidentifiable’ males. Executed with charcoal and graphite, these portraits raise questions about societal constructs and examine how identity has come to be understood as an accumulation of images and cultural representations. 'As Seen' captures nuances of Walker’s practice in the way she selects, interrogates and scrutinizes anonymous male identities in her native city of Birmingham and as well as abroad. Walker's work is largely informed by her observations of life in urban landscapes and her commitment to giving voice to the anonymous young men she observes, as seen in 'Dinkies, 2012' - a Soweto-born visual artist that Walker met in 2008 whilst on residency at leading visual arts organisation The Bag Factory, in Johannesburg.
- Featured Artist:
- Barbara Walker