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Matt Glanville

Callum Abbott works primarily in the field of abstract drawing but is not tied down to this medium exclusively. The artist frequently creates collages, performances and sculptures in addition to his drawing practice. Drawing however, is the strong thread tying his work together: the immediacy of mark-making has taken him on a journey into abstraction, where organic forms dance between angular lines and planes of colour to create depth and for the artist, “a kind of balance.” Abbott’s work is tactile, visceral, bodily and gestural and through spontaneity and intuition each piece is only resolved when equilibrium is reached.

Born in Blackpool, UK, in 1990.
Abbott lives and works in Baldock, Hertfordshire, UK.

2012  - BA (Hons) Drawing, Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London

Solo Exhibitions
2023  - Cosmetic Anticlimax, Eastcheap Project Space, Letchworth Garden City
2021  - Red Sex, Eastcheap Project Space, Letchworth Garden City
2017  - Trip Hazard, Broadway Gallery, Letchworth Garden City
2018  - Single Ladies, Broadway Gallery, Letchworth Garden City
2011  - Callum Abbott presents: You Cannot Be Serious?, Workspace Kennington Park, Oval, London
2011  - You Cannot Be Serious? (Playing The Queue), All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon, London
2011  - Light Show (with Anette Friedrich Johannessen), New Gallery, Peckham, London
2010  - Improvised collaborative performance (with Anette Friedrich Johannessen), The White Cubicle, Kings Cross, London
Group Exhibitions
2023  - Letchworth Open 2023, Broadway Gallery, Letchworth Garden City
2022  - Letchworth Open 2022, Broadway Gallery, Letchworth Garden City
2022  - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2021  - Letchworth Open 2021, Broadway Gallery, Letchworth Garden City
2020  - Private View, Eastcheap Project Space, Letchworth Garden City
2019  - ‘Garden Gasp!’ Art Licks Weekend 2019: ‘Interdependence’, ASC Gallery, London
2019  - Suffragette Stories: Yesterday and Tomorrow, The Cloisters, Letchworth Garden City
2018  - Paper Cuts, Saatchi Gallery, London
2018  - Unity Muse, Community Museum, Letchworth Garden City
2018  - Art, Music & Performances at the Cloisters, Letchworth Garden City
2012  - Camberwell College of Arts Degree Show, London
2012  - Threshold, New Gallery, Peckham, London
2012  - LUPA 9, Lock Up Performance Art (a garage in Cambridge Heath), London
2011  - Clash and Converge II, Camberwell Space, Camberwell College of Arts, London
2011  - Folly For a Flyover, Hackney Wick, London
2011  - Peek Show, Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey, London
2011  - Half Full, Utrophia, Deptford, London
2011  - Black Hole vs. Between Your Legs, The Wheelbarrow Pub, Camden, London
2010  - Camberwell Christmas Turkey, Bar Story, Peckham, London
2010  - Performance elective show, Ice Father Nation, Camden, London
2010  - Jake, The Rag Factory, Shoreditch, London
2010  - ChiaroScuro, Camberwell College of Arts, London
2010  - Collaborative performance (with Laban dance students), The Courtauld Institute, London

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