Widewalls Collection – Nick Walker - Son Vida
This week’s presentation of Widewalls’ urban art collection features works by one of the most renowned stencil artists: Nick Walker. The artworks are the truest form of urban art. They were painted directly on the façade of a house. Over several hours Nick Walker sprayed two beautiful and colorful paintings on the sidewall of the Marcel Wanders designed house in Son Vida, Mallorca. The works pick up on pop-culture imagery and combine the lightness of the surf lifestyle with British street art aesthetic. The flowing waves, naked women, spray cans and exclamations are seamlessly connected to create an exceptional overall picture. The series not only includes the two-meter high and ninety-centimeter wide murals, but is completed by an original that was created specifically for the Son Vida residence. Although a little rougher, the slightly smaller painting uses similar imagery as the works outside. The spray paint on canvas work was created using the same stencil collage technique as the murals. All three artworks were created in 2008
and have since been part of the Widewalls Collection.
About Nick Walker
Nick Walker is one of the world’s best-known street artists. Born in 1969, he emerged from the infamous and groundbreaking Bristol graffiti scene of the early 1980s. As a forerunner of the British graffiti phenomenon, Nick’s work has become a blueprint for hundreds of emerging artists. His work is constantly evolving and remains innovative, modern and thought provoking. Walker’s work has been a major influence on the work of Banksy. Nick Walker’s signature street artwork is the Vandal. The Vandal is Nick Walker’s street art alter ego that has found his place on walls all over the world. Walker’s work has been exhibited at galleries such as the Black Rat Projects in London, the Kantor Gallery in Los Angeles, and the 95 Gallery in Berlin, among others.