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
RA Summer Show 2020
Art Prize, Prior Park College, 2015
2016-2019 - BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, UK
2015-2016 - Art Foundation, Trowbridge, Wiltshire College, UK
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