W. Tucker


W. Tucker’s pieces are expressed in two layers: the materials that he paints on, and what is painted on this surface. Both of these elements are integral to the work, the surface having as much relevance as the images that follow. Tucker is inspired by those things in our environment that have become worn or distressed by nature or human intervention – such as the billboard that has been partially stripped away, a wall that is peeling away layers, or a metal utility phone box plastered with paper. These visual encounters remind him of the nature, beauty and simplicity of the process of aging, the process of change.