Artist Statement

Colin McCallum

Having always chosen to live and work in the urban city, first in London and during the last 13 years, Barcelona, my art is inspired by the collective experience of contemporary living. City life is filled with an array of imagery; from airport and train station digital monitors to pixilated television and computer screens in the home; city landscapes lit up at night; supermarket shopping aisles and their myriad of packaging, lighting and random colour combinations. I am fascinated by this imagery and combine aspects of this reality to create an equivalent visual experience. The relationship between urban living and all its technology is a recurring theme and influence in my work.

I work in series so I can explore and expand on an idea that develops with each painting. Experimenting with colour, mark making and technique to allow each work to have it’s own uniqueness whilst retaining the concept and connection to each other. Although each painting belongs to a series it is very much intended to stand alone both visually and conceptually.

Ultimately my intention is to reproduce without representing, evoke without illustrating and express without formulating,

Colin McCallum

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This