Walter & Zoniel have been collaborating and exhibiting internationally since 2008 and are a young London based Artist duo. Multidisciplinary in their practice, they work within the mediums of sculpture, photography, film and performance. Much of their work is centered on utilizing scientific process and pioneering the modern development of early photographic techniques. Their work focuses on visually charming and enticing the viewer into thought and momentary escapism, whilst dealing predominantly with the human condition, evoking a relationship and questioning between all the elements involved. All of their work carries the undercurrent of their optimism and mantra that Everything Is Possible.
Through their meditative processes of creation, which is often deeply physical, they have developed their own unique techniques that focus upon the cyclic nature of existence, embodying the human condition as much within their process as in their finished artworks. Their work merges experiences from both of their scientific and Buddhist backgrounds driven by a commitment to deeper exploration of the mind and universe and genuine formats with which they can express.
Walter & Zoniel both live and work in London. Recent solo exhibitions include Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK (2016); Gazelli Art House, London, UK (2016 & 2014); ‘Salt Print Selfie’ Performance, Tate Britain, London, UK (2015); Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool, UK (2014); Paul Smith Gallery, London, UK (2013); The Sixth Floor, New York, USA (2013) and Shizaru Gallery, London, UK (2012). They have also shown in group exhibitions including As The Cosmos Unfolds, Cob Gallery, London, UK (2016); Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2015); ‘Free the Night’, Westminster Station, London, UK (2015); Weizmann Institute of Science/Sommer Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (2012); ‘This is London’, SHOWstudio, London, UK (2012); ‘Wowow and Plastique Fantastique, Tate Britain, London, UK (2008). Their work has also featured in numerous global art fairs such as Photo London, Somerset House, London, UK (2016); Art Silicon Valley, San Francisco, USA (2015) and ‘Photo 50’ London Art Fair, London, UK (2012). In 2014, Walter & Zoniel were nominated for the Paul Hoff Prize, Foam Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands.