This exhibition of new works marks Wall's eightieth year. Throughout his career, Brian Wall's work has evolved continually, prolific in new elements and ideas, whilst fluid and precise in process and artistry.
During the 1950s and 1960s, Wall was at the centre of changes of direction within British sculpture. Arriving in St Ives after studying art in London and Paris, Wall turned from abstract painting to sculpture, having acquired welding equipment and taught himself to weld steel. Rejecting the carved or cast modernist figurative and surrealist sculpture of the period, he became one of the first artists to construct abstract work through the process of welding.