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Nocturnes – Late Evening by Caroline Walker

Nocturnes – Late Evening by Caroline Walker

Enitharmon Editions



Edition Size: 35

Image Size: 53 x 43 cm

Sheet Size: 53 x 43 cm


Condition: Pristine

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‘Nocturnes brings together recent family subjects touching on themes of women’s domestic labour, with night scenes which have been a recurring motif in my work for over a decade. Depicting everyday activities, from my daughter watching tv before dinner, to my mum seen washing dishes or taking the bins out late on a midsummer’s night, to the darkened space of a bedroom, lit only by the streetlights outside the window, where my sister in law, Lisa, feeds her baby. 

The medium of lithography offers particularly rewarding results for building up the atmosphere and rich colour needed to depict these nocturnal scenes because of the complexity of colour that can be achieved through the layering of the different plates. I’m always taken by surprise by some of the colours that are created in the process, which is so different to the way I use oil paint. It’s both exciting and challenging working out how to build up an image in this way, with just 6 or 7 colours.’ 

Caroline Walker



The Artist

Caroline Walker

Scottish artist Caroline Walker has a BA in painting from the Glasgow School of Art (2004) and an MA from the Royal College of Art (2009) in London, where she currently lives and works. Recent solo exhibitions include Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; GRIMM, Amsterdam and New York; Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles; ProjectB, Milan and Space K, Seoul. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery, London; Sainsbury Centre, Norwich; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and Rudolfinum, Prague. Walker is represented in international collections including the Saatchi Collection, London; The Franks-Suss Collection, London; ING Bank Collection, Netherlands; Akzo Nobel Foundation, Netherlands, and the Kolon Group Collection, Korea. Her work was included in Phaidon’s Vitamin P3 and a monograph, Picture Window, was co-published by Anomie and GRIMM in 2018.

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