Kevin Callaghan completed an MA at the Royal College of Art, London in 2013, he has multi-disciplinary approach to his practice. Kevin currently lives in Glasgow and has his studio at The Glasgow Sculpture Studios, he runs intense explorative sculpture and ceramic workshops in the UK and Ireland. Kevin exhibits nationally and internationally. He has shown at Dublin Castle, The London Art Fair, the Saatchi Gallery, the Cynthia Corbett Gallery and the Young Maters Art Prize. At the Victoria and Albert Museum. Callaghan exhibited “What is Luxury” with Unknown Fields Division and Toby Smith which continues to receive extensive press worldwide it has been featured with an article in the Guardian and the New York Times. Other shows include “GLOBALE: Infosphere” ZKM Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany and Van Abbe-museum, Eindhoven, Holland. He has a major solo in Ireland in 2019 and I represents Ireland in the Ceramic Context Biennale, in Bornholm Art Museum 15th September - 11th November 2018.
Postgraduate Royal College of Art
Crawford College of Art and Design (BA) Ceramics
Ceramics Skills and Design Course, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny. Crafts Council of Ireland
Crawford College of Art and Design (C.I.T) Year 2 BA (Hons) Degree in Ceramic Design.
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.
April/May 2020 Residency at The Irish Culture centre, Paris
Nov 2019 Solo Show The Regional Arts Centre, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, Ireland.
May to Nov 2019 Venice Design (European Culture Centre)
Oct 2018 Artist Residency Cill Railaig Arts Centre, Kerry, Ireland
Sept 2018 Ceramic Context Biennale, Bornholm Art Museum, Denmark