Colin McCallum was born in 1956 in Glasgow, Scotland and studied at Camberwell School of Art, London between 1975 and 1979. He lived in Barcelona, Spain from 2002 until 2016 and currently lives and works in East London, UK. McCallum’s practice extends across painting, printmaking and video-mapped painting installation, through which he evokes the hidden rhythms and patterns of the urban landscape. McCallum makes vibrant, multi-layered abstractions which respond to the visual experience of contemporary urban life and the influence of an ‘always on’ digital culture. His work draws from the vast amount of visual information which informs the sensory experience of urban living, including the pace and speed of the city, its architecture, neon signage, monitor screens, and airport and station displays. Dedicated to exploring the possibilities of abstraction, he has stated that his intention is to “reproduce without representing, evoke without illustrating and express without formulating.”
Colin McCallum’s work has been exhibited widely and consistently throughout his career including in international solo and group shows in Europe and the USA as well as in the UK including being selected on several occasions to show at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London.
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