When new virus particles leave the host cell they bud, taking with them some of the cell surface to create a new viral envelope. The 'Budding' paintings exploit this narrative for the purposes of rethinking what a shaped painting could be. Each consists of a tondo (circular canvas), which is extended with appendages in an attempt to help stabilise it visually and compensate for the strict geometry of the circle with organic shapes.

Co-Factor Paintings

The Co-factor Paintings are a series of ten works, each measuring five metres wide. Co-factors are particles that interact with the capsid to stabilize it and guide it through the cytoplasm from the cell wall to the nuclear pore, leading to viral DNA being inserted into the cell nucleus. Walter’s Co-Factor Paintings multiply images and logos of fast-replicating global brands in a graphic equivalent of this viral process to extend his maximalist immersion.

Exhibition Dates:

CGP, London
17 May - 8 July 2018

CGP London
The Gallery by the Pool
1 Park Approach
Southwark Park
London SE16 2UA

Exhibition Open:
Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday // 11am - 5pm

HOME, Manchester
10 November 2018 - 6 January 2019

2 Tony Wilson Place
M15 4FN

Main Gallery
Mon: closed
Tue-Sat: 12:00 – 20:00
Sun: 12:00 – 18:00