Kevin Callaghan

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Kevin Callaghan is an Irish born artist based in London. Callaghan has a BA from the Crawford College of Art, an MA from the Royal College of Art, and has completed additional courses in ceramic skills from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. Callaghan’s artist residencies include the Experimental Sculpture Factory in Jingdezhen, China, and The National Sculpture Factory in Cork. Among his awards, Callaghan has received the Future Makers Award from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (2013), the Cork City National Sculpture Factory Ceramic Award (2010) and was shortlisted for the Young Masters Prize (2014). Kevin Callaghan’s work investigates ideas and conjectures about Utopian philosophy, science fiction and fantasy. He uses simple universal mathematical structures such as the triangle and square as a point of departure. These are treated in contrasting colours in order to maximize optical dynamism and vibrancy. The geometric structures intertwine, appearing precarious and spontaneous, this dynamic state attempts to question notions of order and chaos.

Selected Exhibitions
2015 Collect at the Saatchi Gallery with The Young Masters Art Prize, London
2015 What is Luxury, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2015 Battersea Art Fair, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London
2014 Young Masters Art Prize, Sphinx Fine Art, London
2014 Made in Bermondsey, Bow Arts, London Sculpture Workshop, London
2014 Art/Hamptons, New York
2014 AAF Battersea with Bicha Gallery, London
2014 Legacy, Cork City Council, Cork
2013 MA Graduate Show, The Royal College of Art, Battersea, London
2013 Art Shanghai, New Town Central Park, Shanghai
2012 Point of Departure, Great Western Studios, London
2012 Action at a Distance Solo Exhibition, The David Hackney Gallery, The Royal College of Art, London