Brian Walker – Digital Artist

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Brian Walker is an Australian contemporary digital artist who more or less takes fashion photographs with a twist. Half fantasy, half reality. Equal parts fashion and illustration. Walker’s works have featured compositions such as battery packed human figurines, fur clad models destined for the meat market and a post modern take on the beloved nursery rhyme Jack and Jill.

From his website:

From early on Walker has been influenced by surrealist artists such as Dali and Magritte. Today he is influenced by the evolution of fashion and popular culture such as film, magazines and the internet. His recent works take inspiration from the plasticization of the female form in fashion and online virtual dress up dolls. Walker aims to perplex his audience, his style guaranteeing an element of surprise intended to delight and amuse his viewers.

“I like the visual language of my images to appear hyper real, as if they could exist but a second take reveals something amiss or askew. The perfection of a single detail or the impossibility between elements is what I continue to find fascinating.”

Walker is influenced by photographer David Lachapelle, “I’m interested in his ability to iconograph a scene from popular culture and to make it look so real that it is contrived. I would say our processes are similar, I use a lot of concept sketching as my works are highly manipulated, I have to plan almost every detail before a shoot to make sure I have every element I need. I meet with the make up artist, models and stylist to make sure things run smoothly and that they share my vision.”

 

batteries included

synthetic tragedy

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One Response to “Brian Walker – Digital Artist”

  1. this is some amazing artwork

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