“Fashion, Illustration, and the element of surprise.”
Intrigued by the plasticization of the female form? Jerk off to anime? I know I am; and no, I prefer culinary prosthesis. Rejoice, for digital artist Brian Walker has a little summin-summin for us all.
Walker, from Sydney, has been losing his mind lately. His “Plastic Fantastic” project seeks to blur the line – or at least photoshop it – between reality and fantasy. What fascinates the man is ”the perfection of a single detail or the impossibility between elements.”
Walker speaks of the visual language of his images, so as they “appear hyper real, as if they could exist but a second take reveals something amiss or askew.” St. Thomas conceived of Nirvana as being this world at this precise instant, only somehow shifted ever so slightly; consider Walker his illustrator.
And his work pertains to a very real/surreal phenomenon in which the female form appears everywhere before us, only altered, contorted, plasticized. In this era of nearly boundless digital possibility, Walker realizes its potential, achieving that moment of perfection. And, commendably, he does not abandon us there, exposing his flawed creation to the reality of impossibility.
Drawing inspiration from surrealist artists and increasingly from fashion and pop culture, he has a lot of room in which to work, and triumphs in making full use of it.