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This month, The Bowes Museum will present an innovative exhibition of photographs by Tim Walker, which reveal how this leading fashion photographer is a significant artist with roots in traditions of English landscape painting.
Curated by Greville Worthington, the exhibition will explore Walker’s work beyond the pages of Vogue and Vanity Fair, showing influences from British Surrealism, and a unique Neo-Romantic take on a particularly English aesthetic. The improbability of Walker’s sets in these 26 photographs fringes on Surrealism; beds float in trees, a flying saucer glides alongside a fox hunt, and giant dolls crash through landscapes filled with foreboding, where nature frightens rather than soothes. The ambition and scale of his images is especially impressive as they are not digitally manipulated; every fantastical scene is created with props.
For the first time, Walker’s images will be displayed in light boxes, which give a new quality of drenched colour to the images.
Greville Worthington, a former Turner Prize judge, said: “The use of light boxes marks an exciting departure for the display of Tim’s work. Viewers will be drawn in to meticulously crafted scenes, otherworldly landscapes which reveal Tim’s regard for British painters such as Eric Ravilious and Paul Nash. His seductive images demand to be read as more than fashion.”