Callum Green

Who are you? 

My name is Callum Green. I think of myself as a painter although my work is often sculptural. I recently graduated from Goldsmiths College.

What kind of music do you listen to when you work? 

I don’t often listen to music when I’m working unless I’m pretty sure of what I’m doing and I can just get on and do it and then music’s really helpful. It tends to be pretty varied but recently I’ve been listening to a lot of Kate Bush.

What inspires you? 

A lot of my most recent work has been inspired by architectural forms but mostly I think, just seeing good work and getting excited about making something myself. I like the idea of making something a bit weird and surprising myself and seeing where that leads.

What themes do you pursue? 

I guess I’m most interested in surface as a quality of painting as well as the idea of making work that could be continually reconfigured. Recently I’ve been thinking about the strangeness of occupying a minimal painting practice and why you would want to do that. It seems like a strange thing to me and I think that’s changed my outlook on my work a bit, I feel like I can make odd or unfamiliar work and be comfortable with it rather than wanting to strip things back to what I might have originally intended when I began making anything.

Name some of your favorite artists.  

Richard Tuttle, Ian Kiaer, Robert Holyhead, Donald Judd