Fluid, chunky lines we want to run our finger along. Subtle monochrome tone on tones. Gestural strokes with perfect control. Melbourne artist Caroline Walls’ work is a soft, calm, relaxed and very mature playground for the eyeballs.
Using a range of media, Caroline creates work inspired by the everyday experiences and visions we enjoy as humans. Her gaze is turned to the female form, using painting, drawing, soft sculpture and print-making to play on canvas and paper. The movements of limbs, folds of skins; explorations of the female body are abstracted, distilled and reduced to images of line, colour and form. Heightening the expressive power of the body, she uses these elements of art and design to emphasise and accentuate.
Her background in design informs her strong sense of aesthetic. After spending 10 years working in London and New York as a designer and art director for fashion and luxury brands, Caroline decided it was time to rediscover her own creativity for her self. She enrolled in a painting class at the NYC School of Visual Arts and hasn’t looked back. Caroline had her first solo show, ‘The Women’, in Melbourne in 2015 and there’s been a fluster of excitement ever since. She’s currently working towards her next solo show which will open in June. Consider our eyes peeled for this one!
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