David Walton, ‘In the House of the Clouds’

David Walton, 'In the House of the Clouds' Walton’s approach is ‘Hard Edge’, but unlike the restriction of ‘Abstract Classical’ to flat colour, these forms can include texture or modulations of tone. Walton paints in series, here the series derives from an interest in Mayan culture and references manuscripts such as the Codex Borgia. Rather than using geometrical shapes Walton has invented a collection of Maya inspired units in order to investigate the manipulation of space, colour and form and set up propositions such as; to overlap; to avoid centrality; to set up symmetry and then break it, and so on. David E Walton. 2017