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's work plays with space through the use of line and colour. He has used CNC cutting technology to achieve a clean line and consistent depth of cut. They are wood, birch plywood in fact. They are then finished with auto spray.
The lines guide the viewer to two destinations; The obvious continuation of the line around and in the gallery space. But also in the imagined space where the line acts as a fold line which then creates a three-dimensional form.
The contrasting and striking colours hold the viewer. The larger or "flat areas" become solid and create a definite plane from where the lines then travel.
In a way, Kevin's work can be identified as process based. His works are always becoming and are moving into other destinations in both the physical and imaginary space. This is not the first time we see this in Kevin's work.