Lot 1 - Walter x Zoniel - The Poet / ASAOW Series
Signed on Verso
Curated by Carrie Scott
Walter & Zoniel work within the mediums of installation, sculpture, photographic process, film and performance. MTArt Agency represents the duo globally. Focusing upon visually charming and enticing the viewer into thought and momentary transcendence, their work centres around the human condition viewed through the themes of our interconnectedness within the cosmos, nature and humankind, evoking a relationship and questioning between all the elements involved.
Walter & Zoniel have a track record of creating powerful, interactive
site-specific and multi-location installations. The artists are strong
believer's in art being for and accessible to, everyone. They have a
successful history of creating public beautiful installations in unusual
areas internationally during biennials or art fairs.
They believe in the wealth of being human, in the wealth of
connection to the sublime, and the potential to experience this through
everyday access points.
They believe that art is for everyone.
They use simplistically as a powerful means of play, beauty and surrealism
to evoke joy. They believe in the power of ease. Their presenting of
easy and immediately enticing access points to their artwork allows
people to engage more deeply. By creating simplicity, and meeting the
viewer on playful terms, much deeper meanings and concepts can be
presented, explored and unfolded as each individuals’ pace or desire.
They believe that art can empower and inspire us all. This is the bar
they set themselves with everything that they create.
Their public installation works include performance-practice installation at Tate Britain, Somerset House, Photo London, and site-specific public installations in Miami, San Francisco, London, Liverpool and Durham. They have been commissioned by multiple national and international art festivals, fairs, biennials and galleries. Their work has been acquired by the National Art collection and the National Portrait Gallery collection. They have also recently been nominated for the Prix Pictet 2021.
They practice in multi-media, predominantly through installation,
conceptual photography film and performance. Their installation
works have been staged during Liverpool Biennial, Venice Biennale,
Miami Basel, Lumier Festival Durham & London. They have used
interaction and live streaming to connect multiple locations with a
single installation from Toxteth Liverpool with Mayfair London to
Little Haiti with the Design District in Miami.
Recent projects include a performance-practice installation at the
Tate Britain, entitled Salt Print Selfie, Art Enlightens at the National
Portrait Gallery, Public space installation at Frieze Fair London 2019.
Site-specific public installations include Miami Basel, Liverpool
Bienneal, Brighton Festival, Lumiere Festival - Durham and London.
They were the commissioned artists for PhotoLondon in 2016, where
they produced one of the worlds largest cameras @ Somerset House.
In 2021 Walter & Zoniel were nominated for the Prix Pictet.
They're work is in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery.
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