Born in France in 1989, Valentin Walker or “Alias2.0” is a painter and self-taught DJ. Between brushes and turntables, he has been in the artistic world since 2009. In 2013 he moved to independent and painting became his profession. Determined in his practice, he progresses between; private and public commissions, personal and collective exhibitions, youth workshops, launching or performances for various brands (Huawei, Bentley, Volkswagen …), live-painting, collaborations with the French Institutes and Alliances or Urban Arts Festivals in France. France, Colombia, Indonesia or Cambodia. Nourished by his travels and expatriations around the world (Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe …) since 2010, Alias2.0 is constantly looking for environments and cultures that inspire his work. Vietnamese ornamental motifs, Cambodian home materials, Arabic writings, the color of Bolivian craftsmanship, the facades and coverings of Caribbean buildings, and the architecture of Balinese temples have shaped his art and sensitivity.
Oscillating between modernity and tradition, it creates an innovative blend of both graphic and futuristic, inspired by many artists such as Picasso, Kandinski, Georges Mathieu, Malevich, Serge Poliakoff but also by more contemporary artists coming from the urban art such than Tilt, Smash137, Nelio.
At the crossroads of genres between figurative art and abstraction, calligraphy, urban art and modern pictorial art, Alias2.0 creates the meeting of cultures and the confrontation of times in a form of anachronism where the past and the future combine. A globalization at the service of a style, to make the link between men and cultures.
An immersive work both for the painter who appropriates graphic codes he meets, as for the viewer who himself travels through these combinations of gestures and movements.
These works are made of textures, statue, colors, assembled forms like those of a puzzle, a metaphor for the artist represents his life and fragments of his own history (his experiences, his meetings …) Alias2.0 works on the balance of his compositions as ordering his own life with the gol to reach the serenity.
“To clear the elements of form, to arrange them in subdivisions; the dislocation of this order and the reconstruction of a totality from all sides simultaneously: plastic polyphony, obtaining rest by the equilibrium of movement … “(Paul Klee)
Curious to renew his practice, he combines photography with photography, specifically light-painting and creates another dimension of the 2D surface. The figure of the sculpted body projects into the work and questions the representation of the volume. .
“I like to create a kind of anachronistic situations, to upset the codes, to interpellate and to be crossed looks.”
Classical sculpture attracts him today. Like a call to question my own body in front of the gigantic painted work. At the foot of the wall, what is being played? Something oscillating between the particular and the universal … as well as to measure oneself against the world, to question it.