Watch Russell Tovey and Robi Walters discuss Robi’s latest show, ‘A Nation of Millions’ at Quantus Gallery.
This is Robi Walters first solo show at the Quantus Gallery. A Nation of Millions refers to the many hand cut petals that make up his collages. Each tiny piece comes together to form a whole – much like his spiritual practice where the individual morphs into the one, cosmic consciousness. It also references his early years and the impact hip hop culture had on him as he embarked on his creative journey writing graffiti. So he thought it particularly fitting in 2023, the year the world celebrates the “50th Anniversary of Hip Hop” to pay his respects. The album “It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back” by Public Enemy was hugely impactful and as a British youth of West Indian Heritage whose grandparents were of the Windrush generation; the title also translated to his heritage here on the other side of the Atlantic.