Born in 1987 and graduated in Drawing and Painting from Edinburgh College of Art in 2010. Group exhibitions in Edinburgh, London and Toronto including at the Royal Scottish Academy and with The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh where he had a successful one-person show in 2011. Winner of the 2011 Jolomo Painting Award. An invited artist at the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Academy in London in 2012.
Calum’s drawings and paintings depict country estates, cemeteries, national parks and formal gardens – places created for man’s solace and pleasure. Through a varied use of paint McClure explores the complexity of images taken from nature that at first look simple. The motif of reflection has become important in his work, challenging the viewer to think about what has been painted and the tactile nature of the painting process.
Calum McClure will be the subject of a solo exhibition in October 2018.
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