Camille Walala: Putting Things In Perspective

Camille Walala: Putting Things In Perspective

Known for her ambitious, large-scale and explosively colourful interventions in public spaces, Camille Walala uses the man-made landscape as a platform for positivity. She finds inspiration in community and collaboration, and the power of colour and pattern to transform atmospheres and elevate moods.

Walala's work encompasses full-facade murals, immersive 3D installations, street art, interiors and set design – characterised by a fusion of bold colours and playful geometric patterns.

For summer 2021 in Tavistock Place, she created a temporary installation that played with plane and perspective, existing somewhere between 2D and 3D in the manner of a trompe-l’œil. The free-standing sculptural work measured approximately 6m long by 2.5m wide and 2m high. It was fabricated in London and hand painted in Walala’s Shoreditch studio with long standing collaborator and technician Simon Sawyer, before being transported to and assembled in Plymouth.

Made from marine plywood, ‘Putting Things In Perspective’ featured contrasting forms, vivid colours, soft lines and organic patterns and 20th-century references to artists Fernand Léger, Roy Lichtenstein and Jean Dubuffet.

Devised through a process of collage, it also represented an evolution in Walala’s thinking and approach. The signature symmetries and geometrics of her past work acquired a softer edge and a more nuanced colour palette while her long-standing concern with colour and public space continues.

'Putting Things In Perspective' by Camille Walala was curated by Alter-Projects.

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