‘the end of all our exploring’ Utopia Art Sydney 2014

John R Walker, The Badja 2014, archival oil on polyester canvas, 171 x 214cm.

John R Walker, The Badja 2014, archival oil on polyester canvas, 171 x 214cm.

 

John R Walker, The Darling at Kalyanka 2013, archival oil on polyester canvas, 178 x 186cm.

John R Walker, The Darling at Kalyanka 2013, archival oil on polyester canvas, 178 x 186cm.

 

John R Walker, Doughboy Morning 2013/14, archival oil on polyester canvas, 142.5 x 177.5cm.

John R Walker, Doughboy Morning 2013/14, archival oil on polyester canvas, 142.5 x 177.5cm.

John R Walker, Doughboy V 2013, archival oil on polyester canvas, 106 x 127cm.

John R Walker, Doughboy V 2013, archival oil on polyester canvas, 106 x 127cm.

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

T.S. Eliot — “Little Gidding” Four Quartets 

 

There are two famous metaphors for time: the great wheel of time– things recur, cycles – and time as an arrow – the irreversible process of birth, growth and death. Nothing ever quite repeats and yet somehow they do repeat, as variations upon a theme…. Most of all, I just love looking.  John R Walker February 2014

 

 

John R Walker, Doughboy Hill 2013, archival oil on polyester canvas, 173.5 x 217cm.

John R Walker, Doughboy Hill 2013, archival oil on polyester canvas, 173.5 x 217cm.

John R Walker, Doughboy track 2013, archival oil on polyester canvas, 109.5 x 168cm (diptych).

John R Walker, Doughboy track 2013, archival oil on polyester canvas, 109.5 x 168cm (diptych).

John R Walker, Chain of ponds 2012/13, archival oil on polyester canvas, 148 x 85cm.

John R Walker, Chain of ponds 2012/13, archival oil on polyester canvas, 148 x 85cm.

John R Walker, Dawn 2013, archival oil on polyester canvas, 123 x 91cm.

John R Walker, Dawn 2013, archival oil on polyester canvas, 123 x 91cm.

John R Walker gouaches on paper 2013 from L - R: Badja walking 4; Badja walking III; Badja walking II; Badja walking 5 - all 112 x 76cm.

John R Walker gouaches on paper 2013 from L – R: Badja walking 4; Badja walking III; Badja walking II; Badja walking 5; The Badja – Christmas Eve – all 112 x 76cm.

 

John R Walker gouaches on paper 2013 L - R: Badja walking III; Badja walking 5; The Badja - Christmas Eve - all 112 x 76cm.

Installation shot


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