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Walter Price
Walter Price, 1989
Walter Price (b. 1989, Macon, GA, USA) is a contemporary artist known for his fluid, fragmented paintings and drawings. Abstracted elements of recognizable figurative scenes drawn from contemporary American culture and the artist's own life - a ship, a palm tree whipping in the wind, a TV monitor or burning vehicle - float within saturated abstract passages of greens, yellows and oranges, suggestive of urban signage and nocturnal fields of light.

Notational rather than outright descriptive, Price's unmoored landscapes often drift above or beyond the picture plane, suggesting the canvas's true nature as a flat piece of fabric  rather than a window. The abbreviated motifs found within his paintings relate to his own life in the U.S. Navy and growing up in the South, yet their meanings are indistinct. Price erases or scrubs out certain images, leaving their power allusive and poetic - resting in the meeting of color and symbol.

Born in Macon, Georgia, Price served in the Navy for four years, enabling him to pursue his art education at the Art Institute of Washington. He currently resides in New York City. Recent exhibitions include Pearl Lines at the Camden Arts Center, London (2021); Pearl Lines at the Modern Institute, Glasgow (2020); Pearl Lines at Greene Naftali, New York (2020); We passed like ships, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2019); Walter Price, MoMA PS1, New York (2018); and Pearl Lines, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2018).



Walter Price – Timothy Taylor