This print forms part of a portfolio titled 20/20 which aims to promote 20 younger artists’ work through print editions of 20, made specifically for ArtThrob.
Ashley Walters (b. 1983) currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.
Ashley Walters’ photography protagonises a subjective and critical approach to the behaviors and processes of urban life in Cape Town, and it’s periphery. His work tells of an interest in the public space in its least monumental or predictable dimension. Wavering between absolute complicity with his subjects and distant observation, his body of work emphasizes a non-spectacular representation of reality. Whereas some images provide tableaus of intimate, inhabited spaces, others render non-territories – boroughs unrecognized by known search engines – that bespeak of uprootedness, scarring, anxiety, liminality and trauma.
Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Uitsig’ (2015) Sanlam Art Gallery, and Michaelis Galleries, both in Cape Town. Selected group exhibitions include ‘Against Time’ (2015) Recontres de Bamako: Biennale De La Photographie, Bamako, ‘Coloured’ (2015) curated by Siona O’Connell, Embassy Tea Gallery, London, ‘The Mirror In The Ground’ (2015) curated by Dr. Siona O’Connell In association with Nick Shepard. Centre For African Studies Gallery, Cape Town, ‘Photoville’ (2014) in association with The Tierney Fellowship, New York, and ‘SUPER SALE’ (2013) at City Gallery, des Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany.