John Walter: Exhibition, February 2016
Dark Side of the Moob’ is a new installation by John Walter in the window of Vogue Fabrics Dalston that incorporates vinyl lettering, a neon “bugchaser” image drawn from the artist’s lexicon along with pom-poms, pool floaties, jewellery, an R2D2 cake mould, blue-screen fabric and a flying booze guitar. The installation typifies Walter’s interest in word play, shonky production values and humour.
John Walter is a London based artist who works in a wide range of media including drawing, painting, performance, video, music and sculpture. His installations seduce visitors using colour, humour and hospitality. The term ‘maximalist’, which best describes his work, refers to an additive practice that values the relationships between things rather than their qualities in isolation. He is currently completing research for ‘Alien Sex Club’ as part of a PhD in architecture at The University of Westminster in London. Recent exhibitions include ‘Alien Sex Club’, Ambika P3 London and Camp and Furnace Liverpool 2015, ‘Courtship Disorder’, White Cubicle Toilet Gallery 2015, ‘Turn My Oyster Up’, Whitstable Biennale 2014, ’Trance Time’, MODEL, Liverpool 2014, Lily & Mim’, 60 Schoolhill Aberdeen 2014, The Rococo Riots’, VITRINE Gallery, London. 2013, ‘The Oil Baron’s Club’, Smart Gallery, Aberdeen 2012. http://www.johnwalter.net