Frith Street Gallery

Golden Square

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b. 1962, Edinburgh, Scotland

Callum Innes belongs to a generation of British artists who continue to explore the possibilities of paint on canvas. Uninhibited by, yet very aware of, the achievements of the past and the rise of other media, Innes uses the language of the monochrome, an established format of abstract painting since the 1960s. His paintings are created through a process of addition and subtraction, sometimes removing sections of paint from the canvases surface with turpentine to leave only the faintest traces of what was there before. Using this method of subtraction he has established his own vocabulary in the form of distinctive groups of paintings, which evolve concurrently. Through their interdependency he hones his visual fluency, exploring variations of the process of removal.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2016 I’ll Close My Eyes, a solo exhibition at De Pont Museum, Tilburg
  • 2016 Cher(e)s Ami(e)s : Hommage aux donateurs des collections contemporaines, a group exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • 2015 A solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
  • 2014 Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, a group exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh
  • 2013 Malerei-als-Prozess, a solo presentation at Neues Museum, Nurnberg
  • 2013 A solo exhibition at The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
  • 2013 Florence and Daniel Guerlain Donation, a group exhibition at Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • 2013 The Art of the Present, Helga de Alvear Collection, a group exhibition at Centro + Centro. Palacio de Cibeles, Madrid
  • 2011 A solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
  • 2011 Watercolour, a group exhibition at Tate Britain
  • 2010 – 2011 La Pesanteur et la Grâce, a group exhibition at Villa Medici, Rome
  • 2008 From Memory, a solo exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
  • 2007 Discourse, a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
  • 2007 A solo exhibition at Modern Art Oxford, Oxford
  • 2006 A solo exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
  • 2005 A solo exhibition at Tate St Ives, Cornwall

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Image of: Exposed Painting Blue Violet
  • Exposed Painting Blue Violet , 2015
  • oil on canvas
  • 235 x 230 cm