Spoke Art is pleased to present Anthropomorphized Anomalies, a solo exhibition by acclaimed New York-based artist and illustrator David Welker. Exploring architecture, fish and landscape in his signature surreal style, Welker has created a dynamic range of original drawings and limited edition prints.
Working primarily with ink and graphite on paper and vellum, Welker has returned to subjects that fascinated him as a child - the anthropomorphic qualities found in objects in his environment. In this latest body of work, the artist imbues poisonous fish, buildings, landscapes and vehicles with humanistic qualities and a life of their own.
Welker sees architecture as an extension of the human form. His animated structures combine castles, cottages, coo coo clocks and beyond to create surreal characters nestled within imaginative landscapes. Akin to the buildings that populate the artist’s imagined realm, airplanes, buses and boats take on animalistic and human qualities gathering in flocks and growing limbs. Exploring a fascination with inedible fish, he has rendered a new deep-sea world replete with mustachioed creatures from the Welker lagoon.