Project Description

JAY WALKER

PHILADELPHIA | USA

Artist statement – My work deals with tandem obsessions: materials and mystery. As a child, my mother would give me a number of random objects and challenge me to create something from them. I challenge myself by taking what is in front of me and making it into something interesting: worm-eaten wood, vibrant colored tape, or the curation of other artists’ work. I’m aware that I don’t understand reality. I like to observe patterns as they develop, but also when they break down. I love strategy and tactics and am fascinated when they fail. Create a rule. Break a rule. Create a new rule opposing the original rule. Repeat. Then, there are the archetypes. I am told that art is cultural, a form of subjectivity based on experience and figures with which the ages are pre-occupied. Who are these figures? Why do they exist? What do they embody? These are questions I explore.

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