Callum Eaton is a Contemporary British Painter whose practice is centred around photorealistic renderings of the unnoticeable objects that clutter our everyday lives. Tacky and charming, gritty yet playful, he approaches his work with a tongue in cheek flair. Serving us his self named ‘Tacky Realism’, Eaton’s playfully disrespectful take on Contemporary Realism disarms the viewer with its painstaking quality. On a diet of memes, emojis and google images, Eaton’s aesthetic education is varied and greedy. High art influences can be seen but subverted by the domestic detritus of everyday life; lurid yellow parking tickets snatched from windshields, glossy oversized contraceptives and children’s birthday cakes are all given the stoic grandeur of the works of old masters. The ordinary, the quotidian and even the abject all become heightened to the status of a jewel, becoming something worth paying attention to. Eaton shows us the beauty in the corners of the everyday.

Callum Eaton (b. 1997, Bath, UK) graduated Goldsmiths College 2019.

Lives and Works in Bath

Awards

RA Summer Show 2020 

Art Prize, Prior Park College, 2015

 

Education

 

2016-2019 - BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, UK

2015-2016 - Art Foundation, Trowbridge, Wiltshire College, UK

Exhibtions

Gone Rogue, Mondrian Hotel, 2021

The Call, Hackney Down Studios, 2021

The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, 2021

Morrison Foerster, The Scalpel, 2021

The World Food Forum, 2021 

Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize, Longlist, 2021

Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show, 2020

The Call, Exhibit 1, Sons Of Craft, Kunstraum Gallery, 2020

 

Oink Gallery, 2020

Goldsmiths Degree Show, 2019

Specious Legacy, 2019

Unlike, 2018