Callum Innes

Exposed Paper Work: Blue Grey

About this artwork

In this work Innes has erased layers of paint with turpentine to create a series of geometric forms. By stripping away paint from the canvas, Innes explores what he calls ‘un-painting’, highlighting the fragility and uncertainty of the painting process. His ‘Exposed’ series is his best known, for which he has created both large scale oil paintings and smaller works on paper. Fluid, open areas of exposed canvas streaked with residual paint contrast with blocks of solid colour. Innes began showing his ‘Exposed Paintings’ in the early 1990s and has continued to explore variations on the process ever since.

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  • title:
    Exposed Paper Work: Blue Grey
  • accession number:
    GMA 4100
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  • materials:
    Oil on oil paper
  • date created:
    1996
  • measurements:
    214.00 x 100.00 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1996

Callum Innes

Callum Innes