STEVEN S WALKER: WITHIN

Ten years ago Steven Walker began working on a project that delved into his love of music. He brought to life fabled women of song like Mustang Sally and Brandy while combining their imagined likeness with cityscapes and still lifes montaged into one image. The compositions were not unlike the aesthetic of classic movie posters by Drew Struzan but with much more ingenuity in weaving the parts together. Steven worked this series on and off for ten years; seven before he even showed Glave Kocen Gallery what he was up to.  Under the pen name, “George Mallory” Steven created a 36”x36” painting called, “Judy” based on the one hit wonder by John Fred and his Playboys, “Judy in Disguise with Glasses.”  The piece sold before it hit the wall and was the ONLY work in this series where he used the pen name. More works were created in 2017 and sold well that December at the Miami Art Fair which signaled to Glave Kocen and Steven this series is meant to be created and exhibited. From that day to this Steven has still included the music impetus but it is much more in the background.  Walker expanded his work to include the collaboration of about a dozen models which shifted the focus and meaning behind his works.

The idea of the potential within each one of us resonated with Steven. He became very inspired by the models (chosen purposefully to represent a wide range of diversity) whose glowing cityscapes are representing their inner light harnessed to its fullest potential. In the wake of so many people saddened by a divided nation, these paintings will remind the viewer that we have the power within us all to live our best life and be a beacon for each other.

Steven has traditionally won his audiences over in more recent times with his night time cityscapes and before that a highly successful long run with his landscapes which he still enjoys painting to this day. Recognized twice in 2018 with the Award of Excellence by the The Oil Painters of America this new direction has been shown in a limited way up until now. At least 30 new works from, “Within” will be on display from April 5th-27th. For more info or images please don’t hesitate to contact bjkocen@gmail.com.

 

aubrey, 2017

Steven Walker

aubrey, 2017

oil on panel

8 x 8 in (20.32 x 20.32 cm)

tears, 2019

Steven Walker

tears, 2019

oil on panel

8 x 8 in (20.32 x 20.32 cm)

only, 2019

Steven Walker

only, 2019

oil on panel

8 x 8 in (20.32 x 20.32 cm)

waiting, 2019

Steven Walker

waiting, 2019

oil on panel

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

by intuition, 2019

Steven Walker

by intuition, 2019

oil on panel

30 x 30 in (76.20 x 76.20 cm)

woo hoo, 2019

Steven Walker

woo hoo, 2019

oil on panel

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

flight, 2019

Steven Walker

flight, 2019

oil on panel

36 x 12 in (91.44 x 30.48 cm)

out of sight, 2019

Steven Walker

out of sight, 2019

oil on panel

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

searchin, 2019

Steven Walker

searchin, 2019

oil on panel

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

start, 2019

Steven Walker

start, 2019

oil on panel

8 x 8 in (20.32 x 20.32 cm)

proud, 2019

Steven Walker

proud, 2019

oil on panel

8 x 8 in (20.32 x 20.32 cm)

fancy, 2019

Steven Walker

fancy, 2019

oil on panel

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

natural, 2019

Steven Walker

natural, 2019

oil on panel

18 x 18 in (45.72 x 45.72 cm)

give you consolation, 2019

Steven Walker

give you consolation, 2019

oil on panel

24 x 48 in (60.96 x 121.92 cm)

angel of, 2019

Steven Walker

angel of, 2019

oil on panel

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

star, 2019

Steven Walker

star, 2019

oil on panel

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

L.A., 2019

Steven Walker

L.A., 2019

oil on panel

8 x 8 in (20.32 x 20.32 cm)

better, 2019

Steven Walker

better, 2019

oil on panel

8 x 8 in (20.32 x 20.32 cm)

enchantment, 2019

Steven Walker

enchantment, 2019

oil on panel

8 x 8 in (20.32 x 20.32 cm)

whoa, 2019

Steven Walker

whoa, 2019

oil on panel

24 x 24 in (60.96 x 60.96 cm)

Fine, 2019

Steven Walker

Fine, 2019

oil on panel

18 x 18 in (45.72 x 45.72 cm)

oh!, 2019

Steven Walker

oh!, 2019

oil on panel

24 x 48 in (60.96 x 121.92 cm)

ride upon, 2019

Steven Walker

ride upon, 2019

oil on panel

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

tough, 2019

Steven Walker

tough, 2019

oil on panel

8 x 8 in (20.32 x 20.32 cm)

undone, 2019

Steven Walker

undone, 2019

oil on panel

8 x 8 in (20.32 x 20.32 cm)

moonlight, 2019

Steven Walker

moonlight, 2019

oil on panel

8 x 8 in (20.32 x 20.32 cm)

yesterday, 2019

Steven Walker

yesterday, 2019

oil on panel

30 x 30 in (76.20 x 76.20 cm)

in the heart, 2019

Steven Walker

in the heart, 2019

oil on panel

12 x 12 in (30.48 x 30.48 cm)

please, 2019

Steven Walker

please, 2019

oil on panel

36 x 12 in (91.44 x 30.48 cm)

and then, 2019

Steven Walker

and then, 2019

oil on panel

36 x 36 in (91.44 x 91.44 cm)

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STEVEN S WALKER: WITHIN
Ten years ago Steven Walker began working on a project that delved into his love of music. He brought to life fabled women of song like Mustang Sally and Brandy while combining their imagined likeness with cityscapes and still lifes montaged into one image. The compositions were not unlike the aesthetic of classic movie posters by Drew Struzan but with much more ingenuity in weaving the parts together. Steven worked this series on and off for ten years; seven before he even showed Glave Kocen Gallery what he was up to. Under the pen name, “George Mallory” Steven created a 36”x36” painting called, “Judy” based on the one hit wonder by John Fred and his Playboys, “Judy in Disguise with Glasses.” The piece sold before it hit the wall and was the ONLY work in this series where he used the pen name. More works were created in 2017 and sold well that December at the Miami Art Fair which signaled to Glave Kocen and Steven this series is meant to be created and exhibited. From that day to this Steven has still included the music impetus but it is much more in the background. Walker expanded his work to include the collaboration of about a dozen models which shifted the focus and meaning behind his works. The idea of the potential within each one of us resonated with Steven. He became very inspired by the models (chosen purposefully to represent a wide range of diversity) whose glowing cityscapes are representing their inner light harnessed to its fullest potential. In the wake of so many people saddened by a divided nation, these paintings will remind the viewer that we have the power within us all to live our best life and be a beacon for each other. Steven has traditionally won his audiences over in more recent times with his night time cityscapes and before that a highly successful long run with his landscapes which he still enjoys painting to this day. Recognized twice in 2018 with the Award of Excellence by the The Oil Painters of America this new direction has been shown in a limited way up until now. At least 30 new works from, “Within” will be on display from April 5th-27th. For more info or images please don’t hesitate to contact bjkocen@gmail.com.
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GLAVE KOCEN GALLERY
Richmond
VA
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