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.
Name: Kevin Patrick Callaghan
Contact: 17 Wentworth Road, E12 5BD
2011-13 Postgraduate Royal College of Art (Ceramics and Glass)
2008-10 Crawford College of Art and Design (BA) Ceramics 2006-2008 Ceramics Skills and Design Course, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny.2005-2006 Crawford College of Art and Design (C.I.T) Year 2 BA (Hons) Degree
Sept 2014 Young Masters Art Prize, Lloyds Club London
Sept 2014 Made in Bermondsey, Bow arts, London Sculpture Workshop
July 2014 Art/Hamptons, New York, Art Fair
May 2014 COLLECT at the Saatchi Gallery London, with Bicha Gallery.
March 2014 AAF Battersea with Bicha Gallery, London
Jan 2014 “Legacy” Cork City Council, Cork City
June 2013 MA Graduate shows The Royal College of Art, Battersea Campus.
April 2013 “ Art Shanghai 2013” New Town Central Park, Shanghai
Nov 2012 'Point of Departure' Group show, Great Western Studios, London
Nov 2012 'Action at a Distance' solo exhibition, The David Hackney Gallery, The Royal College of Art
August 2012 'Other Places' Annabel Dee Gallery, Brighton, England
June 2014 Shortlist for The Young Masters Prize
June 2013 Future Makers award 2013, Crafts Council of Ireland (CCOI)
Sept 2012 Shortlisted for Beers Lambert, Contemporary Emerging Art Award, London.
Sept 2012 Arts Council of Ireland Travel and Training Award for 2012
June 2012 The Behrens trust interdepartmental Award 2012 (RCA)
June 2010 Crawford College of Art and Design (CIT) Development Bursary Award 2010
June 2010 DBI Ceramic Suppliers and Crawford College of Art and Design Purchase Award 2010
June 2010 The Cork City National Sculpture Factory Ceramic Award and Residency at the National Sculpture Factory 2010.
June 2010 The Black Mariah and The Triskel Arts Centre Group Show Award (ESB Building) Cork City 2010.
July 2009 The Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI), Frank Ryan Travel Bursery Award 2009
The Internatioal Museum of Jingdezhen, China 2009
The (OPW) Office of Public Works in Ireland 2010
Cork City Council, New Building Cork City 2011
Bodega Bar Cork City Private Collection 2011
SWD Design, London 2013
Giles Pike LLP 2013
The Blubird Restaurant in Chelsea, London 2014