London, United Kingdom
About | Kevin Callaghan
Kevin Callaghan completed am MA at the Royal College of Art in 2013. He currently lives in London were he runs intense explorative sculpture workshops with The London Sculpture Workshop, he alsoproduces his work there and acts as a technician: Kevin also has a small ceramic studio in east London. Kevin exhibits nationally and internationally showing at the London Art Fair, The Saatchi Gallery Van AbbeMuseum, Eindhoven, ZKM Museum, and Karlsruhe, Germany. In 2015, his biggest exhibition to date “What is Luxury” with Unknown Fields Division and Toby Smith at the Victoria and Albert Museum continues to receive extensive press worldwide with article in the Guardian and the New York Times. The show is touring internationally. Kevin is working on a number of projects at present including Faye Toogood and Canary Wharf. Recent Collection: The Victoria and Albert Museum “Rare Earthenware” with Unknown Fields Division The Bluebird restaurant in Chelsea, Conran and Partners Architects
Postgraduate Royal College of Art (Ceramics and Glass)
Crawford College of Art and Design (BA) Ceramics
Ceramics Skills and Design Course, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny. Crafts Council of Ireland (Distinction)
Crawford College of Art and Design (C.I.T) Year 2 BA (Hons) Degree in Ceramic Design.
Colaiste Stiofain Naofa, Trumore Road Cork City. City and Guilds Level 5. 1 Year Ceramics course (Distinction)
North West Institute of Further and Higher Education, Derry GNVQ Art and Design.
Kevin Callaghan'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' weather inter-dimensional 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.
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