Porous Walker is relatable because he likes to make people laugh. On the contrary, he is also cooler than us because he has an artists name, lives in Napa, and he has quietly worked with some of California’s most progressive artists over the years. We interviewed Porous to celebrate his undying love for illustration and a new group show where you can play one of his favorite games.
Hi Porous. What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen so far today?
My tiny wanker try and stretch to grab a piece of me English Muffin.
In your experience, what is almost guaranteed to offend someone?
Why do you think that nearly all children love drawing but few adults do?
Because adults are depressed by their responsibilities.
If you could hand anyone in the world a picture that you drew of them, who would it be?
Myself moments before I die.
What do you think is the most amazing thing about a portrait?
Hopefully it lives up to its name and reveals flaws. Poor Trait.
Do you have a favorite part of a penis to draw?
Probably the motor.
In honor of the upcoming group show you feature in, ‘The Fake History of the World’, can you make some fake predictions about what 2016 has in store for planet earth?
Masa Tsuyuki will become a household name based on his filmmaking abilities along with his television show.
Also, the planet earth will continue being a crybaby and blaming humans for it being old and falling apart.
Jason Crombie will win a Pullitzer.
More of Porous Walker’s work will be shown this Friday, June 12th at from 7pm – 11pm at the Daniel Rolnik Gallery. “The Fake History of The World” is a group show focused on “illustrated stories of random shit; like the origins of the high-five, and presidential facts that are total bullshit”, along with original artworks starting at $25. Daniel Rolnik Gallery is located at 1431 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401.
On opening night, the gallery will host a Cornhole Tournament with a custom artist-made cornhole board as the winning prize. The tournament is inspired by Porous Walker’s studio in Napa, CA, where he plays in the backyard.