The art of Robert Walker occupies an unsettling intersection in the visual atlas of our world, invoking black metal album covers, fine art gallery showings, and Mad Comics grotesqueries: A children’s classic such as “Alice in Wonderland” reveals its nightmarish underbelly; science-fictional futures are mutated into distorted works of “environmental surrealism.” This includes “GMO,” a Monsanto parody ad that combines the corporate criticism of Ron English with depictions of real ecological horrors. It’s art that leaps from genre tropes to the reactive core of your id: visceral, beautiful, shocking.
I — “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass”
II — Environmental Surrealism
Robert Walker says
This is awesome, thank you.