|Item-Description:||Minature abstract painting of two Chinese mandarins|
|Medium:||Mixed media on paper|
|Country & Artist:||UK - David Walker-Barker (b.1947 )|
|Notes:||David Walker Barker, born 1947, graduated in 1972 from the Royal College of Art with a Masters in Fine Art. After graduation he then had a long and distinguished career working and exhibiting as an artist but also as an academic. Up to his retirement in 2011 he was a lecturer in the Department of Contemporary Art Practice at the University of Leeds.|
As an artist Walker Barker has a keen interest in geology and landscape evolution. He recently completed an AHRC research project working in collaboration with “Killhope”, the North of England Lead Mining Museum, producing a range of art works relating to the North Pennine Landscape and its extensive hard rock mining history. His art works are described as re-enactments of events and forces, and the underlying dynamic processes that fill every level of existence:”Phenomena subtly interrelated in a manner beyond the grasp of ordinary logic, causality at a deeply intuitive level, consonance between ourselves, other realms and other entities in a process beyond conscious awareness, events in and through deep time”.
He has exhibited extensively both in the UK and internationally including: the Hayward, Mall and Marlborough fine art galleries in London; the Lillie Gallery, Glasgow; Manchester, Bristol, Sheffield, Bradford and Brunel Universities; the Edinburgh and London Contemporary Art Fairs; the Peter Bartlow Gallery, Chicago, USA and Galerie Mladych, Brno, the Czech Republic. His works are held in private and public collection worldwide, including the Royal College of Art and the Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre.