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Exposed Painting, Deep Violet, Charcoal Black 2004

Callum Innes (born 1962, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)

Exposed Painting, Deep Violet, Charcoal Black
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Copyright: Copyright The Artist; Courtesy Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Callum Innes was born in 1962 in Edinburgh where he lives and works. Concerned with the relationship between presence and absence, Innes explores the possibilities of painting through a process of subtraction and addition. He does this by preparing his canvas with a solid block of colour before removing it and adding to it with washes of turpentine. Exposed Painting, Deep Violet, Charcoal Black resonates with colour, light and shade contrasting dense and opaque areas of paint. The work from Innes’ exposed painting series echos the Centre’s collection of painted reliefs by Ben Nicholson in their treatment of systematically layered and revealed surfaces. The methodical process that Innes uses to create his work responds to Modernist principles of simplicity of form and an abstracted representation of the subject matter through an exploration of colour and its tonal properties.

Acquisition Details

Acquired from Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, 2006
Purchased with funds from the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland which was originated and operated 2003-2006 by the Contemporary Art Society and supported by the National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council.
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