Bowler hats, vandals and spray cans
Drago’s 36 Chambers series explores one of the world’s best-known street artists and the evolution of his unique iconography. Nick Walker’s iconic bowler-hatted character is an urban prankster whose timeless work possesses a charming yet mischievous sense of humour. Together with a collection of never-before-seen stencil pieces, the book provides exclusive insight into the birth of modern street art and culture.
British graffiti artist
Born in 1969, Nick Walker emerged from the infamous and ground-breaking Bristol graffiti scene of the early 1980s. As a forerunner of the British graffiti phenomenon, Nick’s work has become a blueprint for hundreds of emerging artists including the infamous Banksy. His art is constantly evolving and remains innovative, modern and thought-provoking.
Nick draws on the energy and imagery of graffiti but he succeeds in combining the freedom the spray can brings, with very controlled and intricate stencilling. The results are highly sophisticated and infinitely desirable. The methods he uses retain their forcefulness and integrity on the traditional medium of canvas.