"Always stay open to changing your mind" David Wallinker talks about his work over the years

Updated: Feb 22


Mr. Blue crosses the river - In this series, we see striking blue figures that are gestural and thought-provoking. The figure is integrated within the environment, the juxtaposition of the vibrant colour stands out in each depiction. When we asked David 'What made you choose blue? He answered, "that IS the question".


Mr. Blue: Crosses the River, David Walliker.


David never decided when to become an artist - "I just do it". Passion for art is something we all share at Hello Art and we love to represent artists that just go with the flow and do what they love and allow the creative process to take over.


Mr. Blue: Maze, David Walliker.


He believes that there are many influences when creating art. As an artist, it is that selection that aids the creative process. It is your individualistic view of the world and the way you create within it is powerful. David uses a variation of media within his work, all of which are relevant to the creative process during that period - methods evolve and the materials he uses also evolves as he explores art through his lens. He believes that the work is the creative process - it represents the process as a whole.


Passage exhibition, David Walliker.


The concept of David's Passage exhibition is all about the experience - it is immersive, you have to go through the passage, its the only way of understanding the exhibition. It allows a transition of the state of consciousness to take place with reference to Kubrick's film A Space Odyssey. The film is truthful - it shows a photochemical reaction which no digital edits or remastered effects, it creates a cinematic and uncharted space. The audience experiences an immersive and unexpected journey, we can see why David takes this film as inspiration. It allows a space of contemplation to take place within his artwork.


A Space Odyssey Trailer, 2001.

Blue Daze, David Walliker.


"Always stay open to changing your mind" - the world is ever-changing and that is the beauty in staying open-minded - as you never know how it can influence your way of working. Enjoy creating.