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Callum Innes

Born: 1962.

Callum Innes was born in Edinburgh and studied at Gray’s School of Art (1980–1984) and Edinburgh College of Art (1985).

He is of a generation of British artists many of whom adopted an extensive range of media and processes as alternatives to traditional painting. He, however, has continued to explore the challenges and opportunities of paint on canvas, emerging as a significant and innovatory exponent of the medium. Innes has developed his own visual vocabulary and a process of painting which involves both the application and removal of paint to create subtle and sophisticated works.

He began exhibiting very early in his career and in 1992 had major exhibitions at the ICA in London and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh. Since then his work has been shown widely in the U.K., throughout Europe and in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. He was short-listed for the Turner Prize in 1995, he was awarded the Nat West Painting Prize in 1998 and the Jerwood Painting Prize in 2002. His work is now represented in many important public collections worldwide.



Exposed Painting Zinc Yellow 1996