Callum Innes (1962 – )
- 219.5 X 189.5 CM
- OIL AND SHELLAC ON CANVAS
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In a catalogue essay for an exhibition of his work at the ICA in London (1992) it was observed that ‘if there is a trait that secures the mature work of Callum Innes, it is the vertical.’ In this painting, reference to the vertical evokes a certain kind of scale: vertiginous and architectural. The colour range, as it is throughout Innes’ work, is sombre and muted. It is also clearly organic in origin and association. The dark splattering of oil paint is inky, yet like the veins of stone or marble. The veil of shellac is washed or stained like a tidemarking of time.
New Voices New Works for the British Council Collectione British Council 1992