Objects of Art | The Skateboards18 NOV 2020 7:00 PM
2. Camille Walala
Signed and dated (on the reverse)
Acrylic on skate deck
81.5 x 20.5 x 5 cm.
Painted in 2020
This work is unique.
This work is sold with a Sk8ology display stand.
£200 - 400View shipping estimates
Camille Walala's trademark patterns have found their way onto this skateboard design. Strong and developed colours as well as defined edges and structure are the hallmark of her work seen in the interiors and exteriors around London and the UK.
A graduate in textile design from the University of Brighton, she established her namesake brand in East London in 2009, and continues to live and work there today. Her practice has taken her all over the world to transform homes and workspaces with her signature tribal-pop style. Drawing on influences including the Memphis Movement, the Ndebele tribe and op-art master Victor Vasarely, Walala has an irrepressible enthusiasm for playful, graphic patterns that invoke a smile in all who view them.
Recent years have seen her progress from her popular textile-based work to encompass art direction and interior design. Finding that her style translates powerfully to larger surfaces and installations, she is now working with greater scope and at greater scale than ever before, with an overriding ambition to imbue the world’s urban landscapes with eye-popping colour and soulstrirring energy.
Clients include: Harrods, Sarenza, Armani, The Other Art Fair, Natuzzi, Better Bankside, Naked Heart Foundation, Topshop, Swatch, Nike, Ted Baker, Art Fund, Selfridges, ES Magazine, Marie Claire, Converse, Facebook, Nintendo, XOYO, Koppaberg, Bompas & Parr, Darkroom, Barbican Festival, Land of King, Urban Outfitters, Caterpillar, Sydney Koskela, Facebook, Splice TV, Converse, ARIA London.
BA, Textile Design, University of Brighton, Brighton.
Solo Exhibitions: Walala X Play, Now Gallery, London, 2017.