Maya Walker

Image : ‘Speculum’ series, untitled, oil on board, 90 x 120cm, 2011

Currently studying in Brisbane, Australia, and having just completed a BFA at the Queensland College of Art, my work seeks to investigate the ways in which figurative painting (notably the self-portrait) acts as a portal to explore the human body through its pathology.

I’m primarily concerned with the complexity of the self-portrait and works that examine the interrelated links between human diathesis, pathology and identity.

I see the interrogation of the female body as an opportunity to look inside, where fascia and connective tissue become metonym for connectivity and permeation.