Resonance by Callum Innes

This artist's greatest strides were in the investigation of abstraction through a reductivist technique, analysing the mechanics of painting and the nature of its material elements.


Oil on canvas
210 x 190 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £5,950)
Acquired in:
Frith Street Gallery

Resonance XIII comes from a series of paintings which investigate white or near white surfaces. The painting typifies the way in which Innes introduces undeniably organic fluidity into the geometric restrictions of the canvas. Resonance XIII has a richly spiritual calmness which enhances the viewer's experience of its material nature. Innes's work both references and deconstructs the fundamental aspects of minimal painting which prevailed in the1960s, and in so doing creates a new and fresh vocabulary which is distinct but open to continual reinvention and development.


Callum Innes.

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