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The Transient City By Luke Walker

D Contemporary
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Luke M. Walker lives in London and is also an Interior & Spatial Designer and lecturer on Art & Design. He has been painting and exhibiting his works regularly since 2011 and completed an MA in Fine Art at City & Guilds of London Art School in 2014. He won the Signature Art Prize for Painting in 2015, exhibits regularly and has also co-curated exhibitions at the Royal Geographical Society and The Mountain Arts Festival.

London, as with most cities, is in a constant state of change: its buildings seem permanent and immovable but all will eventually be gone. Many are lost to catastrophic events: the Great Fire; the Blitz; though, usually there are struggles, a gradual war of attrition of boom and bust, changing fashions or simple neglect. It is often only the underlying bones of a structure that remain, the mediaeval street patterns and the infrastructure on which a city survives which acts as a palimpsest of its former incarnation.

It is this transience that Luke M Walker aims to examine in this exhibition, as a painter and walking artist who has spent much of the last ten years exploring the streets of London. Walker is regularly drawn to construction sites, documenting these markers of change before, during and after their transform
ation, this show is a celebration of the making and unmaking of the city.


Opening Times:
Mon-Fri: 11am - 6pm
Sat: 11am - 5pm

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