i8 Gallery (IS)
Since 1995 i8 Gallery’s program has grown out of a core group of artists including 70’s SÚM artists Hreinn Fridfinnson, Kristjan Gudmundsson, and Sigurdur Gudmundsson, as well as artists such as Roni Horn and Ólafur Elíasson, for whom Iceland plays an important role in their artistic practices. Today the gallery continues to represents an eclectic mix of significant Icelandic contemporary artists and international artists.
Callum Innes was born in Edinburgh in 1962, he studied drawing and painting at Gray’s School of Art from 1980 to 1984 and then completed a post-graduate degree at Edinburgh College of Art, in 1985. He began exhibiting in the mid-to-late 1980’s and in 1992 had two major exhibitions in public galleries, at the ICA, London and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. Since then he has emerged as one of the most significant abstract painters of his generation, achieving widespread recognition through major solo and group shows worldwide. The interplay between the additive and subtractive process, making and unmaking, presence and absence, constitutes the essence of the oeuvre developed by Callum Innes.