Alex Callaway

Home / Museum / ARC Living Artists

Alex Callaway

ARC Associate Living Master TM

British 21st Century Realist

  • Artworks
  • Biography
  • Awards
  • Event Listing

Mode

Contact Information:

Website: www.alexcallaway.com

Email: info@alexcallaway.com

 

Alex Callaway is an award-winning contemporary realist painter based in the UK. His early career was spent developing a distinct brand of Pop Surrealism whilst working as an illustrator.

Describing his work as 'observational realism' Alex paints directly from life in natural light and his still lifes are intended to be as much an immersive, contemplative experience as they are a celebration and appreciation of our world. He has always been inspired by the work of the Old Masters and equally enjoys the skill and ideas of contemporary artists working today. In essence his paintings attempt to examine the character and physical presence of natural phenomena, and celebrate the beauty found within the sublime and transitory nature of life. 

"With painting there are many aspects that capture the imagination and ignite a sense of wonder. In particular for me are the alchemical possibilities. Simple commonplace objects can take on greater significance, their humble presence perceived within a larger unknowable context. The objects represent themselves and yet so much more; the subject becomes a portal and we are transported to where beauty and meaning are encountered within."

Alex's work has been selected for many prestigious open exhibitions and competitions, receiving a number of prizes. Most notably an Arcadia Contemporary Award from the 2016 ARC Salon and an Alfred Daniels Award from the Royal Society of British Artists 300th Open Exhibition. His work has appeared in American Art Collector and International Artist Magazine and in 2017 he was elected a Member of the RBSA (Royal Birmingham Society of Artists). 

 

Recent Exhibitions:

 

2016 - Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) Annual Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries

2016 - Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) Open All Media Exhibition

2016 - Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA Candidates for Associateship Exhibition

2016 - Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) Prize Exhibition

2016 - Broadway Arts Festival Open Art Competition 

2016 - Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) Members and Associates Annual Exhibition

2016 - Royal West of England Academy (RWA) 164 Annual Open Exhibition

2016 - 12th International Art Renewal Center (ARC) Salon, still life category 

2016 - Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) Annual Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries



2017 - Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) 300th Annual Open Exhibition

2017 - Love Art, Buy Art, Make Art - RBSA Tutors Exhibition

2017 - Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) Open All Media Exhibition

2017 - RBSA Candidates for Full Membership Exhibition

2017 - RBSA Prize Exhibition

2017 - 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition, Salmagundi Club NYC (painting sold - not exhibited)

2017 - 12th International ARC Salon Exhibition, MEAM Barcelona (painting sold - not exhibited)

2017 - The Artist Magazine Annual Competition and Exhibition, Patchings 

2017 - RBSA Metropolis Exhibition

2017 - ARC Visions, Arcadia Contemporary, Los Angeles

2017 - Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) Annual Open Exhibition 

2017 - Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) Annual Open Exhibition, Mall Galleries

2017 - RBSA Members and Associates Annual Exhibition



Awards/Distinctions

2017 - Alfred Daniels Award, Royal Society of British Artists 300th Open Exhibition

2017 - 2nd Prize Winner, International Artist Magazine Challenge No.97, Still Life

2016 - Finalist, International Artist Magazine Challenge No.96, Favourite Subjects

2016 - Arcadia Contemporary Award, 12th International ARC Salon

2016 - Finalist, 12th International ARC Salon

2016 - Highly Commended, Broadway Arts Festival Open Art Competition

2016 - Highly Commended, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open All Media Exhibition

2015 - Highly Commended, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Friends Open Exhibition

29 November 2017 to 10 December 2017

Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 125th Annual Exhibition 2017


17 Carlton House Terrace, London, England


GBP


23 November 2017 to 23 December 2017

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Annual Members and Associates Exhibition


4 Brook Street, St Paul's, Birmingham