About this artwork

This work on paper relates to Innes’s ‘Exposed’ series, in which areas of the painting are stripped away with turpentine. By stripping away paint from the canvas Innes explores what he calls ‘un-painting’, highlighting the fragility and uncertainty of the painting process. Fluid, open areas of exposed surface streaked with residual paint contrast with blocks of solid colour. Repetition plays an important role in Innes’s paintings, in which often only small differences can be detected. He explains his repetitious working process, ’In the studio, I work on several paintings at the same time. I feed off one onto the next piece.’

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  • title:
    2
  • accession number:
    GMA 5288
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  • materials:
    Photopolymer gravure on paper
  • date created:
    Unknown
  • measurements:
    plate size: 27.00 x 25.50 cm; paper size: 48.50 x 43.00 cm
  • credit line:
    The Henry and Sula Walton collection: bequeathed 2012
  • copyright:
    © The Artist

Callum Innes

Callum Innes