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This is the first exhibition of Callum Innes' paintings in the South West, and presents a dynamic range of works from his distinctive Exposed Painting series which were commissioned for Tate St Ives. Born in 1962 in Edinburgh, Callum Innes studied at Edinburgh College of Art and currently teaches in the School of Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art.

Innes belongs to a generation of British artists who continue to explore the possibilities of paint on canvas, using 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 he eliminates areas of paint from the surface grid to leave a faint trace, a technique which injects a dynamic lyricism into an otherwise architecturally 'still' painting.


Callum Innes - Resonance