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: Death and Dr Hornbook
The latest in a line of Burns related imagery, recently completed (Sept 2021) in the midst of the pandemic. The work takes it’s impetus from from Burns’ 1786 satirical poem of the same name, in which the poet meets Death, who complains about being forced out of business by Jock Hornbook, whose medicines are either saving lives which would normally belong to him or are killing off far more people than he ever can. The work dwells upon the creative life, the potential for decay and renewal, and hints at the brevity and beauty of the journey.
SSHoP Review of monograph ‘The Constructed Worlds of Calum Colvin. Symbol, Allegory, Myth’ by Tom Normand. Summer 2020
- 14 July 2020
Tom Normand, The Constructed Worlds of Calum Colvin. Symbol, Allegory, Myth,Edinburgh,Luath Press, 2019 Calum Colvin RSA…Read More
- 29 February 2020
https://talking-pictures.net.au/2020/02/29/calum-colvin-picturing-scottish-identity/ Introduction Identity, be it individual or collective, is a subtle and shifting concept. It does…Read More
- 11 January 2020
https://academiciansgallery.org/exhibitions/12-calum-colvin-rsa-constructed-worlds/overview/ Calum Colvin: Constructed Worlds, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh ***** By Duncan MacmillanWednesday, 29th January 2020, 1:31…Read More