Kevin Callaghan (1982) completed am MA at the Royal College of Art in 2013, he has a BA from The Crawford College of Art and a Master-craftsman from the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. He has a multi-disciplinary approach to his practice. Kevin currently lives and works in Glasgow where he has his studio at The Glasgow Sculpture Workshop.
He exhibits and nationally and internationally, showing at the Dublin Castle, The London Art Fair and the Saatchi Gallery with Cynthia Corbett Gallery and the Young Masters Art Prize, the Victoria and Albert Museum “What is Luxury” with Unknown Fields Division and Toby Smith. Other shows include “GLOBALE: Infosphere” ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany, Van Abbe-museum, Eindhoven. He was selected to represent Ireland in The Ceramic Context Biennale in Bornholm Art Museum 2018. His first major solo is at Regional Culture Centre in Letterkenny in November and he is collaborating with Dublin architect Peter Carroll at The European Culture Centre in Venice May-November 2019. Kevin has been offered a residency at The Irish Culture Centre in Paris in April/May 2020 with a further 2 solo shows for 2020.
Artworks Series Description
In the series "BACK OF SOCIETY" Callaghan takes the audience on a sensorial journey exploring the gap between form and its potentiality. For this purpose, the artist presents within the space these paintings designed to stimulate both the viewer’s intellect and their emotions. a room; a public square; a city. On the wall, these geometric paintings are on show. Made of wood, each piece is colored differently, with combinations of intersecting parallel lines. By merging geometrical patterns and different chromatic ranges, these wall pieces are intended by the artist as an exploration into form and color to create a new aesthetical singularity.