Digital Art Museum



This is an archive of the Digital Art Museum for historical reference.
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"The jury chose James Faure Walker in 1998 to win the Golden Plotter Award '98 because of his unique and consequently used ideas of artistic perception of our everyday lives. Collage in its historical sense is being extended by confronting and uniting digital urban abstracts with drawing and painting by means of the tools of a computer. The prints are reality, thoughts and illusions all in one, a comment and point of view through the eyes of the artist. Looking at them is not just viewing static graphics but more a walk along places and situations, meeting people, staying, thinking, dreaming at one time comparing a movie. "

Dr. W. Schneider 5/98, Computerkunst Catalogue introduction, Gladbeck, Germany (his translation).

"Based on digital photographs, often loosely linked by painterly, expressionistic gestures, his prints range from photomontages to painterly and almost abstract images. The best prints seem to possess a remarkable richness of surface .. a tapestry effect built up from a multitude of overlapping layers...James is eloquent about the information revolution, towards which the art establishment is displaying all the awareness of an ostrich with its head in the sand.... he feels that the computer is at last breaking down the barriers between Fine Arts and other disciplines."

Brian Ashbee 'Computers - the Last Frontier? Art Review, June 1998, London.

"...with their inbuilt uncertainty, their deployment of a large number of colours, their insistence that balance should be wobbly at best, they testify to a new set of preoccupations; not with easy representation, or the trickery of illusion but a state of perpetual discontinuity where metamorphosis is the norm and alternative versions of the same state of affairs multiply in the mind. Am I speaking of the paintings? Or the position in which they place the viewers?... Faure Walker`s paintings show that it is high time to weigh the consequences of "New Art" with its academy of contemporary masters. His doubt may lead to one of those careers which bridges older and newer practice, and which opens more doors than it closes."

Stuart Morgan 'James Faure Walker at the Whitworth' Artscribe, September/October 1985, London.

Press / TV

Space Open Studio by Stephen Carter Studio International 1975
Reviews of Hayward Annual by William Feaver Observer, and in Sunday Telegraph, Tribune, Guardian, Das Kunstwerk, Flash Art, Art Monthly, Aspects, etc 1979
Hayward Annual by Peter Fuller Art Forum (reproduction) 1979
Style in the Seventies by Rory Coonan Art Monthly 1979
Artscribe by Brandon Taylor Art Monthly 1979
British Art, etc by Richard Shone Flash Art 1980
A Discreet Native Charm by David Storey Sunday Times Aug 1981
Serpentine Summer Show II by Waldemar Janusczak Guardian 1983
Serpentine Summer Show II by Melvyn Bragg Punch 1983
Interviews with JFW in Western Australian, Ballarat Courier,and on ABC radio 1983
The Underwater Show by John Onley Guardian 1984
James Faure Walker by John Robert-Blumn Manchester Evening News 1985
James Faure Walker by Dave Lee Arts Review 1985
James Faure Walker by Murdoch Lothian Guardian 1985
James Faure Walker by Stuart Morgan Artscribe (reproduction) 1985
James Faure Walker at Vortex by Dave Lee Arts Review 1987
Review of Todd Gallery by Mary Rose Beaumont Arts Review 1988
Review of Artists in National Parks by William Feaver Observer 1988
Inspiration of Landscape by Brian Redhead Phaidon (colour repro) 1989
Computers in Fine Art by Robin Baker Design Magazine 1990
Usborne Book of Computers (colour repro) 1991
Computerkunst (colour repro) 1994/6
Siggraph Art Show (intro and 2 colour repros) 1995
Walker heralds merits of integrating computers, art Michigan Daily 1996 (front page) Jan 30 1996
Art on the Internet Style Cafe EBN TV 1996
ARLIS News-Sheet 123 Nov 1996
Computer Generated Imaging (2 colour repros) 1997
Global Village, Computer Channel, Sky TV July 7 1997
How Buildings Learn, The Low Road, BBC2 July 17 1997
'The Rise of Electronic Art' by Timon Oefelein in Creative Technology Feb 1998
Work featured in Connected (Daily Telegraph) 'Computers and Art Special Issue' April 30, 'Caught in the Gallery Door' by Paul; Fisher: pp 1 (cover image), 10, 11. 1998
Works featured in Art Review May, pp 7. 58. 59 in
'Computers ... the Last Frontier' by Brian Ashbee, Works discussed in depth in Art Review June. 1998
Computer Generated Imaging June 1998
works reproduced amd quoted in The Computer in the Visual Arts by Anne Morgan Spalter, Addison Wesley 1998
Featured in '10 Ways to survive an art career' documentary video 1999
Featured in Digital Art, BBC Knowledge, Oct 27 1999
Featured inprogramme on digital art by Now TV (also on under digital arts) 2000
Works reproduced and quoted in The Computer in Fine Art Printmaking (London Inst/ A&C Black) 2001
Works featured and quoted in The Painter Wow Book by Cher Pendarvis 2002