A solo show by John Walter. A painting exhibition/site-specific installation, performance and screening, which draws reference from both high and low culture filtering them and synthesizing them into Walter’s very consistent ‘maximilist’ aesthetic.
Walter transposes the structure of his imagination into the real world. His work is a channeling of social anthropology and psychoanalysis, investigating in either direction the macrocosm of the world outside and the microcosm of his internal world. His work is a dissection of the self, revealing both narcissist and Everyman.
The exhibition incorporates painted photocopies, abstract photographs and large texts cut from glitter fabric to a range of visual textures suspended beneath the coloured veil. ‘Double Exposure’ paintings are made using a flat coloured ground with a cut paper collage over which is stretched a veil of translucent organza that tints the colours beneath. The effect is ethereal and produces a colour world; space is homogenized.