Born in Valencia in 1979, Jordi Raga Frances studied Arts in Spain, Italy and Greece, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and a scholarship to study marble sculpture in Carrara, Italy in 2001.
Then spent over a decade working on Heritage restoration in different countries of Europe before settling in Oxford as a full time sculptor, where he is currently based.
Jordi’s practical contact with Heritage Architecture allowed for new ways of understanding sculpture in space. The dynamism of years moving between cultures and situations, emerges visible in a work that's constantly evolving and regenerating.
At the moment his interests are widening towards the landscaping possibilities of sculpture, focusing on ideas of integration between Art, Nature and Architecture.
Creating is a a means of self development, a process of internal and public dialog. What I am doing and the reasons behind transcend the pure enjoyment of carving stone and finding a particular form. There’s an ambition to understand and communicate my intellectual and physical reality through the experience of space.
Matter, proportion, texture, volume or scale are all valuable aspects of sculpture as the Object. But the Subject and the Context are of equal importance. I’m evolving towards the architectural, monumental and landscaping possibilities of sculpture, where the relation between form and environment, space and void, location and history, and the experience generated are part of the same unifying principle
'I study in the process of reduction the relation between proportions, scale and material as a way to understand space and the order in which human perception alters according to its structure and disposition'