Callum Innes

1962 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Callum Innes is seen as an established artist, who was born in the United Kingdom. Callum Innes was born in 1962. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Chris Ofili, Sam Taylor-Johnson (Taylor-Wood), Chantal Joffe, Tacita Dean and David Shrigley.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Callum Innes is represented and exhibited by 5 galleries around the world, in countries like Norway, Iceland, and the United States. Galleries include Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh, i8 Galleri in Reykjavik, and OSL Contemporary in Oslo. Callum Innes most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Frith Street Gallery | Golden Square in London with the exhibition Keeping Time. The exhibition was open from 23 May 2019 until 26 July 2019. Callum Innes' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh (12 May 2018 - 20 October 2018) with the name TWENTY and Meessen De Clercq in Brussels (04 April 2019 - 28 June 2019) with the name Limits, Edges And Frontiers. Callum Innes' first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called TWENTY and took place at Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom from the 12 May 2018 to 20 October 2018.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Britain has been an important hub for artistic production for centuries. While it accrued considerable wealth through colonisation and the rise of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural supremacy of other countries and continents. Throughout the modern period, Britain had been largely eclipsed by the importance of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But in the late 19th century, Britain became an important hub in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a cutting-edge movement paving the way for artist-led organisations, associations and organisational co-operative types that would later develop into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Major artistic movements that epitomize British modernism include for example Vorticism, involving artists part of the Bloomsbury group. Some notable British artists of the modern and contemporary era include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Paula Rego - and in more recent years the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Chris Ofili and others.

Further Biographical Context for Callum Innes

Callum Innes was born in 1962 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural culture. The 1980s were a key decade in terms of politics, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Callum Innes

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