10" x 10", 13.25" x 13.25" x 2.8125" with frame. Collect directly via http://www.flower-pepper.com/shop/painting/precious-by-jason-walker/
Jason Walker’s hyper-realistic paintings observe humanities’ relationship with cultural icons and objects. He is an artist-anthropologist documenting the symbols of our collective unconscious that subtly reveal our values through the objects we cherish and delight in. In his extraordinary piece for this exhibition, Precious, he has chosen a painted ceramic panda sculpture with a bright green piece of bamboo. This object in all of its lustrous gleaming glory is something you might find in a curio shop as a totem meant to bring good luck. Set against a velvety crimson background, a known “good-luck” color in China where pandas originate, this painting centers our attention on our fascination with fortune, luck, and fate. This painting is as alluring as the principles it explores. It immediately captures the eye with its glint and glimmer and holds our gaze with its dewy perfection. The profound simplicity and high level of execution of Walker’s work allows us the opportunity to examine objects we might otherwise overlook and the part they play in our culture, beliefs, and understanding.
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Being a Panda from May 6th to 31st, 2017 at Flower Pepper Gallery
About Jason Walker
Scottish, b. 1970, Nairn, Scotland, based in Toronto, Canada