Callum Innes: From Memory
Edited by Fiona Bradley. Interview by Paul Bonaventura. Text by Fiona Bradley, Michael Auping, Eric de Chassey, Richard Cork.
Callum Innes's paintings are rhythmically meditative, the result of a process that involves the repeated removal of paint as well as its application. While calm and authoritative, they nevertheless bear the traces of the controlled chaos of their production, of the creative and destructive interaction of paint and turpentine. Combining extensive illustrations and analysis, From Memory brings together the major themes and preoccupations of Innes's practice over the last 15 years. Paintings from his earliest Cento series join Quotations, Agitated Verticals, Isolated Forms, Repetitions, Formed Paintings, Identified Forms, Monologues, Resonances and Shellac Paintings. A substantial body of Exposed Paintings, from the earliest to the most recent, allow readers to trace the development of Innes's artistic language from one work to the next, over time and space, with works speaking to one another.