David Callan Artist-in-Residence
David creates work which he considers speculative science fiction, a marriage of the contemporary realities of life; war; social upheaval; climate change etc., with the normality of everyday life presented through the prism of fantasy. Work which is recognisable but through ambiguous recombination of materials and ideas takes on a new subconscious significance.
David’s art shows its work, it’s not afraid of rough edges and embraces common materials. Simple and rudimentary assemblage, cryptic objects made by an imagined people of the future, an effort to re-enact or revise the past in order to assert control over the present and future.