January 22 nd 2010

Oil on linen

Clothing is second skin. It serves to protect us from elements and other's attraction, but people use it to convey their character. Clothing doesn't define us, but we define ourselves through it. How horrifying would it be to find our clothes existing without us? We need them more than they need us. They are the shells of our mobility.

As other people are what I am elated and troubled by, I create images of those second skins that I can't avoid dwelling upon.

Topics: Arts

Jay Walker turns the familiar to iconic in his paintings, drawings, and sculptures through a form of conceptual realism. He removes traditional contexts, isolating figures and clothing, and elevates them to an archetypal existence. His work offers the question—What is the spirit of man?