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Callum Innes

Exposed (black), 1997

Watercolour on firm paper
30 1/2 × 22 2/5 in
77.5 × 57 cm
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Koller Auctions

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Today Callum Innes, who probably counts among the most well-known artists in …

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From the Catalogue:

Today Callum Innes, who probably counts among the most well-known artists in Britain, has profoundly and consistently challenged his own abstract painting technique and constantly renews it. He studied at Gray’s School of Art from 1980 to 1984 and at Edinburgh College of Art until 1985. Since the …

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Signed and dated on the reverse: C Innes 97.
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Callum Innes
British, b. 1962
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One of Britain’s best known abstract painters, Callum Innes works in the language of monochrome painting, rendering color fields within geometric grids or dividing his canvases bilaterally. For his ongoing series of “Exposed Paintings”, Innes engages in a process of addition and subtraction, layering pigments onto the canvas, then removing the oil paint with washes of turpentine. This method, which he describes as “unpainting,” leaves only traces of the paint’s former color so that black oil paint erodes to reveal a deep violet or green, as in Exposed Painting Green Lake (2012). The artist’s process is evidenced through trickles of seeping paint, rivulets, and dark edges. Innes considers Barnett Newman to be a major influence on his work.

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About the work
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Koller Auctions

From the Catalogue:

Today Callum Innes, who probably counts among the most well-known artists in …

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From the Catalogue:

Today Callum Innes, who probably counts among the most well-known artists in Britain, has profoundly and consistently challenged his own abstract painting technique and constantly renews it. He studied at Gray’s School of Art from 1980 to 1984 and at Edinburgh College of Art until 1985. Since the …

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Signature
Signed and dated on the reverse: C Innes 97.
Image rights
Courtesy of Koller Auktionen
Callum Innes
British, b. 1962
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One of Britain’s best known abstract painters, Callum Innes works in the language of monochrome painting, rendering color fields within geometric grids or dividing his canvases bilaterally. For his ongoing series of “Exposed Paintings”, Innes engages in a process of addition and subtraction, layering pigments onto the canvas, then removing the oil paint with washes of turpentine. This method, which he describes as “unpainting,” leaves only traces of the paint’s former color so that black oil paint erodes to reveal a deep violet or green, as in Exposed Painting Green Lake (2012). The artist’s process is evidenced through trickles of seeping paint, rivulets, and dark edges. Innes considers Barnett Newman to be a major influence on his work.

Callum Innes

Exposed (black), 1997

Watercolour on firm paper
30 1/2 × 22 2/5 in
77.5 × 57 cm
Bidding closed
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