Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Martin Clark, Darby English.
Everything starts with a line, says Georgia-born, Brooklyn-based artist Walter Price (born 1989). Indeed, this volume, published in conjunction with his first UK exhibition, celebrates drawing as the foundation of Price’s practice. Employing a highly developed sense of line and composition, Price expands the mark-making possibilities of colored pencil, graphite, marker and oil pastel in constantly varying gestures paired with collage and appropriated printmaking methods. Quotidien motifs such as bathtubs, sofas and automobiles float amid bright fields of color. Price’s work blurs the boundaries between collective history and individual memory, figuration and abstraction, depicting ambiguous urban and domestic landscapes populated by indefinite, almost spectral, figures and objects. Pearl Lines compiles works made during Price's residency at the Camden Art Centre in 2020, as well as a selection of recent paintings and works on paper produced in New York.
Published by Kölnischer Kunstverein. Text by Andrianna Campbell, Moritz Wesseler.
With a focus on both older and newer works, and complemented by site-specific wall paintings and drawings, Pearl Lines presents the colorful and surreal paintings of New York–based artist Walter Price (born 1989). It is published for his exhibition at Kölnischer Kunstverein.
The latest book from New York–based painter Walter Price (born 1989) brings together 34 recent works on paper that employ the same iconic imagery, intimate scale and dreamlike compositions of both abstraction and figuration that are found in his paintings.