Uhura by Nick Walker
Nick Walker is one of Britain’s graffiti pioneers. His works -- including a recent 3D sculpture of the Houses of Parliament in collaboration with Royal Doulton and his celebrated “Moona Lisa” -- employ a great deal of wry humor and irony, as he treats iconic figures with a refreshing irreverence. Walker cites among his influences the movie Blade Runner and the New York City graffiti artist Dondi. Blade Runner, he has said, helped him develop his own dystopian science-fiction imagery, while the Dondi influence prompted him to use the tag Ego during his own early street-spraying days. Walker has exhibited worldwide, has published the book “The Art of Nick Walker,” and is credited as one of the first artists to use stencils in his work. He is from Bristol, England but currently lives in New York City.