Gallery Rafael Pérez Hernando, Madrid, ES
09.09.2021 - 27.11.2021
Simon Callery @Galería Rafael Pérez Hernando
In this current 12th edition of APERTURA Madrid Gallery Weekend 2021 Rafael Pérez Hernando presents the first solo exhibition of the painter Simon Callery in Spain.
His flat-paintings place an emphasis on materiality and are often made in direct contact with the hard surfaces of the urban environment or on location in the landscape. He has collaborated with the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford for many years and the painting processes developed on excavation sites in the landscape are now being applied to works made in the city, initially in London and more recently in Rome. In these paintings the canvasses are marked, cut and punctured, soaked in highly saturated coloured distemper and stitched together to reveal internal voids and spaces.
Callery makes physical paintings and has said that he works “to give painting its body back and as a result a better awareness of our own”.
Simon Callery, b. 1960, London, UK. Lives and works beetwen London and Torino. Graduated from Cardiff College of Art in 1983. Exhibitions: ‘Young British Artists III’, Saatchi Gallery, London (1994), ‘Sensation’, Royal Academy of the Arts, London (1997), Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (1998) and The Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York (1999), ‘ARTNOW 19’, Tate Gallery, London (1999).
Collections: Tate, British Museum and Arts Council London.
Gallery Rafael Pérez Hernando
Calle Orellana, 18
28004 Madrid, ES