English artist – 31 rue de l’Amiral Bruix
A talented portraitist born in 1976, David Walker lives in London. A representative of the graffiti movement, he creates portraits using spray paint only. No paintbrushes, no pencils, no brushes of any kind. In addition to the ephemeral works painted in the streets, his canvases are now on show in Paris, Berlin, New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Lisbon and Miami. David Walker uses the spray can exclusively, with no additional technique, in order to give life to sublime portraits of women. “I don’t know them and they don’t even know that I am painting them. If I paint anonymous faces, it is to allow the spectator to create his or her own story”. These faces are sketched, as if scratched out… Sprays from a can thicken the line, rendering it more lifelike. And so emerge sensual and colourful female faces, veritable “Brides of Fire”, as he calls them, who are thereafter emblazoned on the walls of the cities. The hybrid style of David Walker, half way between illustration and graphic design, is evolving and gradually turning towards drawing.