Kevin Patrick Callaghan_titan_3

Titan 3

ceramic , slip-cast, sprayed, H16 x W36 x D19cm, 2014

Kevin Patrick Callaghan_titan_4

Titan 4

ceramic , slip-cast, sprayed, H16 x W36 xD19cm, 2014

Kevin Patrick Callaghan_titan_5

Titan 5

ceramic , slip-cast, sprayed, H16 x W36 xD19cm, 2014

ceramics/ceirmeacht

Kevin Patrick Callaghan

Kevin Callaghan is an Irish born artist based in London. He completed his MA at The Royal College of Art, London in 2013 and undertook the Ceramic Skills and Design Training Course with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland in 2008. He received a BA from the Crawford College of Art in 2010. Kevin’s artist residencies include the Experimental Sculpture Factory in Jingdezhen, China and The National Sculpture Factory, Cork. He was shortlisted for the Young Masters Art Prize, 2015. Kevin teaches workshop at the London Sculpture Workshop and acts as visiting lecture.

Kevin’s work investigates ideas and conjectures about Utopian philosophy and science fiction. He wants to question and address the limitations of the human condition, revealing the simplicity of how we all travel consciously or unconsciously through the third and fourth dimensions of time and space. These conceptual goals directly reference his concerns with how and where science and the visual experience of art meet.

Kevin 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.

Callaghan is searching for a means to portray the notion of ‘travel’ whether interdimensional or as a reality outside and unknown to us all. These visions of new perspectives of high-density reality or non-reality aim to penetrate a kind of outer space comprising a dream like world where reality meets conscious dreaming. In this forward thinking role ideas about Anticipatory Consciousness are examined and in particular how they connect to or are attached to objective reasoning, allowing questions of curiosity and wonder about the cognitive state to be explored.

Collections

The International Museum of Jingdezhen
The Office of Public Works
Cork City Council, New Building Cork City
Numerous private collections nationally and internationally

Selected Awards

2014
South Place Art Prize (shortlisted)
           The Young Masters Prize (shortlisted)
2013
Future Makers Award, Crafts Council of Ireland
2012
Beers Lambert Contemporary Emerging Art Award, London (shortlisted)
           Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training Award
           The Behrens Trust Interdepartmental Award, Royal College of Art, London
2010
Crawford College of Art and Design (CIT) Development Bursary Award
           DBI Ceramic Suppliers and Crawford College of Art and Design Purchase Award
              The Cork City National Sculpture Factory Ceramic Award and Residency at the National Sculpture Factory
           The Black Mariah and The Triskel Arts Centre Group Show Award Cork City
2009
Frank Ryan Travel Bursary Award, The Institute of Designers in Ireland

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions :

2012
Action at a Distance, The David Hackney Gallery, The Royal College of Art, London, UK
2009
Hui Pai, The Nine Windows Gallery of the Experimental Sculpture Factory and Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China

Group Exhibitions:

2014
Young Masters Art Prize, Sphinx Fine Art & Lloyds Club, London, UK
          Made in Bermondsey, Bow Arts, London Sculpture Workshop, London, UK
          ArtHamptons, New York Art Fair, New York, USA
          COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, with Bicha Gallery, London, UK
          Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, Bicha Gallery, London, UKy
          Legacy, Cork City Council, Cork City
2013
MA Graduate Shows, The Royal College of Art, Battersea Campus, London, UK
           Art Shanghai 2013, New Town Central Park, Shanghai, China
2012
Point of Departure, Group Show, Great Western Studios, London
           Other Places, Annabel Dee Gallery, Brighton, UK
           Irish Ceramic Awards Exhibition, Mill Cove Gallery, Cork
           ELEMENTS, Shengling Gallery, Shanghai, China
2011
Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK
          Group Show, The Lavitt Gallery, Cor
2010
Graduate Group Show, The Black Mariah and Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

Transmigration, Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork
          Fractals, Crawford College of Art and Design Degree Show, Crawford Street, Cork
          Sustainable Future Exhibition, Limerick City Gallery, Limerick
2009
Bitter Sweet, Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork
           Focus on Ceramics, The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Cork
           Jingdezhen International Exhibition, Jingdezhen History Museum, China
2008
Breaking Out, Emerging Makers Exhibition, The National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny

Contact Details:

Kevin Patrick Callaghan


T. 0044 780 6685930
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www.kevincallaghan.ie