Constructed Photographic Artworks

Calum Colvin OBE RSA FRSE is a Scottish artist whose work combines photography, painting, and installation, and often deals with issues of Scottish identity and culture and with the history of art.


Featured Artwork: Burns After Flaxman 2023

This work responds to the Flaxman statue in terms of the formality and solidity of the original work. It moves between greyness and colour – the tension between bookishness and bodily life, between marble columns and making a living, between stony deadness and live being. There are touches of the organic – green grass, flowers, straw, to add to the tensions between solidity, ghostliness, and vivacity.

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