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New Form

Kevin Callaghan

Reference

SAS0100_008

Year

2019

Dimensions (cm)

Height: 128
Length: 30
Depth: 30

Materials

ceramic, red clay, steel

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • Outdoors

About the Artwork

Artwork comprises of ceramic sculpture and metal plinth stand.

Background, history, commissioner of the work

Kevin has a background in ceramic and sculpture, he holds a Master's from The Royal College of Art, a BA from The Crawford College of Art in Cork City, and a Master Craftsperson from The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. Kevin also works in metal, wood, paint, and other materials. He has worked on small and large-scale commissions and exhibits nationally and internationally.

Thematic/contextual information

The perception and imagination of the viewer become part of the art in New Form, this series of ceramic sculptures by Kevin Callaghan. From a distance, one might see these works as the walls of a village, and imagine these structures as the potential mock-ups for a utopian city. Up close, these small sculptures—each of which is constructed within the constraints of its 30-by-30 centimetre base — draw the viewer in, with porous texture and unexpected nooks where the mind can wander.

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