Biography

 

Richie Walker was born in the Netherlands in 1991 and grew up in Amstelveen. After attending the orientation year at Rietveld academy in Amsterdam he attended ArtEZ in Zwolle, where he followed the bachelor stories and design which included illustration, art history and philosophy.

 

During his graduation year Richie Walker researched the accessibility of art and of art galleries.

He graduated with illustrated artworks which were prints depicting existing art and with illustrations which were metaphors for the struggles, thoughts and emotions he encountered in being an artist. It showed him how interchangeable art and illustration could be.

 

After graduating he has committed to projects using the creation of art and illustration as a means of discovering and of sharing what he learns.

Often small truths are hidden in his single images and whole journeys are revealed in his series.

In the pursuit of understanding he is creating in order to find answers to questions he was intuitively asking. In doing this he is constantly crossing the boundaries between art and illustration.

 

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." ( Allen Saunders)

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Statement

 

 

As an artist I am in the pursuit of truth. I want to understand just as scientists, researchers, detectives, philosophers,technicians, psychologists and historians want to understand. All of these specialists have spent countless generations of study to gain truths that in our time are available to almost anyone who is interested in them.

Scientists use science to get to truth. Researchers use research, detectives use clues, philosophers use reason, technicians use practice, psychologists use questions and historians use history.

Like most people I rely on these specialists to provide me with truths. Truths however are often elusive, variable, subjective or insufficient.

As an artist I aim to appropriate their truths and their methods as a means to create drawings on which I can reflect to find which truths are meaningful to me.

This pursuit mostly starts with a specific question and often dead-ends, yet at the same time leaving me valuable insights and answers to questions of which I was not yet aware that I was asking. Although these answers are present in the images, be it in motivation or subversive meaning, once I become aware of them I create pictures that bring them to life in order to communicate them to others.

 

Biography

 

Richie Walker was born in the Netherlands in 1991 and grew up in Amstelveen. After attending the orientation year at Rietveld academy in Amsterdam he attended ArtEZ in Zwolle, where he followed the bachelor stories and design which included illustration, art history and philosophy.

 

During his graduation year Richie Walker researched the accessibility of art and of art galleries.

He graduated with illustrated artworks which were prints depicting existing art and with illustrations which were metaphors for the struggles, thoughts and emotions he encountered in being an artist. It showed him how interchangeable art and illustration could be.

 

After graduating he has committed to projects using the creation of art and illustration as a means of discovering and of sharing what he learns.

Often small truths are hidden in his single images and whole journeys are revealed in his series.

In the pursuit of understanding he is creating in order to find answers to questions he was intuitively asking. In doing this he is constantly crossing the boundaries between art and illustration.

 

 

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." ( Allen Saunders)

 

 

Artist Statement

 

 

As an artist I am in the pursuit of truth. I want to understand just as scientists, researchers, detectives, philosophers,technicians, psychologists and historians want to understand. All of these specialists have spent countless generations of study to gain truths that in our time are available to almost anyone who is interested in them.

Scientists use science to get to truth. Researchers use research, detectives use clues, philosophers use reason, technicians use practice, psychologists use questions and historians use history.

Like most people I rely on these specialists to provide me with truths. Truths however are often elusive, variable, subjective or insufficient.

As an artist I aim to appropriate their truths and their methods as a means to create drawings on which I can reflect to find which truths are meaningful to me.

This pursuit mostly starts with a specific question and often dead-ends, yet at the same time leaving me valuable insights and answers to questions of which I was not yet aware that I was asking. Although these answers are present in the images, be it in motivation or subversive meaning, once I become aware of them I create pictures that bring them to life in order to communicate them to others.