Birmingham artist John Walker left the city of his birth more than 50 years ago and now resides in Maine. The US state is renowned for its rocky coastal landscape, and it’s these stark natural  features that have provided Walker with the inspiration for this new exhibition of ‘anti-scenic’ paintings.

Recently described as one of the standout abstract painters of the last 50 years, John was the first artist to show at Ikon Gallery when it moved to new premises in the Birmingham Shopping Centre above New Street Station in 1972.

His return to the venue, now of course in a different location, has been long awaited, his new paintings being widely acclaimed as works which reveal an artist at the very peak of his powers.  

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