Walter De Melo Koch

Walter trained as a print maker and takes reference from popular images and the urban environment around him to create vibrant scenes for the viewer to interpret. He creates compelling dialogue between himself and his audience. His inspiration is rooted in his African heritage using bold visual elements that express fun and a cheerful enjoyment to life. Walter also likes to explore how his work continues to evolve from production, to completion, to exhibition wall and finally to the space/environment in which they will hang.

His childhood love for vibrant colour is evident and the shapes he uses flow with spur-of-the-moment gestures that form fresh graphic marks