When Innes saw the work of Lucio Fontana in Amsterdam in 1988, he was particularly struck by the Italian artist’s technique of cutting into his canvases. Innes developed this idea in his own work in the early 1990s through removing paint from the surface. Innes’s technique of brushing turpentine onto the painted surface of the canvas is in itself a form of painting and the result is an extraordinarily rich surface. Callum Innes won the Jerwood Painting Prize in 2002.
Where to see this painting?
Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex, England, TN34 3DW
If you are planning a visit to see this painting, check with the collection first. Paintings can be moved at short notice.