Corban Walker
Irish, born 1967
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Galería Hilario Galguera at Zona MACO 2015,
Galería Hilario Galguera
What Can a Body Do?,
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College

Corban Walker is known for his subtle use of industrial materials—namely glass, steel, LED lights, Plexiglas, and vinyl—and integration of these materials into a pre-existing architectural space. Set either very high on a wall or fairly low to the ground and located so that they disrupt visitors’ movements, Walker’s work also sets out to reevaluate an accepted perception of scale. At only four feet tall, the artist has a unique perspective of the world, and work attempts to recalibrate the viewer’s line of vision. In presenting new ways to perceive and understand scale he, in turn, offers a new perspective on the ways in which we see space. The use of glass, heavy but transparent, heightens this effect, as seen in Untitled (10 x 4 Miter) (2009), comprising hollow rectilinear glass tubes.