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'Painting and un-painting, the interplay between additive and subtractive'
Callum Innes was born in Edinburgh in 1962 and studied at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen and Edinburgh College of Art. He was short-listed for the Turner Prize and Jerwood Prizes in 1995 and won the prestigious NatWest Prize for Painting in 1998 Finally in 2002 he was awarded the Jerwood Prize for Painting.
Innes has become best known for his Exposed Paintings series - made by layering pigments onto the canvas and then removing the oil paint with washes of turpentine - a processes of painting and un-painting. The play between additive and subtractive processes means that the potential for uncertainty is ever present and the accidental is the driving factor in his ethereal paintings.
He has exhibited internationally and his work is held in public collections worldwide including the Guggenheim, New York; National Gallery of Australia; TATE, London, and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.