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PREVIEW: Paintings by John Walker & Sculpture by Jordi Raga Frances

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This May we are delighted to be hosting two solo exhibitions across the two gallery spaces here at Messums Wiltshire. A new collection of paintings by the accomplished master of abstraction John Walker will be gracing the walls of the Long Gallery whilst by contrast Spanish stone sculptor Jordi Raga Frances will have his first solo UK exhibition here in the tithe barn. Join us for our popular curator's tour at 6pm or the doors open to all at 6:30pm. The Mess Restaurant will be open and taking bookings for supper.

For more than a decade from the 1970s British artist John Walker was one of the most influential and imitated painters working in the UK; he exhibited alongside Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, represented his country at the 1972 Biennale, had extensive survey shows at both 
the Tate and Hayward galleries and was short-listed for the first Turner Prize in 1984. John has been called "one of the standout abstract painters of the last 50 years." (Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe). Highly regarded for his painterly ability, Walker has influenced generations of artists around the world, from America to Australia and now increasingly in China, too, where his works hang in the Inside Out Museum in Beijing.

John has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in NY; The Phillips Collection in DC; The Tate Gallery, London; The Hayward Gallery in London; The Kunstverein, Hamburg; The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia; and others.

Jordi Raga Frances is moving towards a more organic line of work, investigating relationships in the natural world. He explores the growth of plants and corals, as a slow silent process, in contrast with the human dynamics of noise and pressure.

Born in Valencia in 1979, Jordi studied arts in Spain, Italy and Greece, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and a scholarship to study marble sculpture in Carrara in 2001. He moved to France to work on heritage restoration, and found a way of living and travelling that took him to the Acropolis and later to England, where he worked on both Gloucester and Canterbury Cathedrals. Jordi’s work has been seen in public and private collections around the world.

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