Calum Colvin

Calum Colvin is an artist whose artwork combines elements of painting, sculpture and electronic imaging to become what he describes as “constructed photography”. Using the fixed-point perspective of the camera, he constructs a 3D stage of objects, which he then paints, photographs and exhibits as large-scale photographic prints. His work explores the transformation imposed by the juxtaposition of everyday objects and the painted images. The depth to his work with the physical depth of the set with layers of imagery gives depth to the meanings of his work. Colvin explores themes of politics, sexuality, national identity and contemporary culture in his work with a perspective of dark humour. He describes the narratives of his work as both open and closed; open because of the themes his work clearly exhibits and closed because the interpretation of the images is given to the viewer to make personal to their own views.

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The Common Runt, 2007
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