LONDON.- Calken Gallery
is an independent contemporary art gallery, established in January 2012 by Callum Kennedy in collaboration with a small group of highly talented and experienced artists led by Michael Talbot and Jeremy Houghton.
Situated in Kensington Church Street, home to one of London's largest collection of fine art galleries and a short walk from neighbouring Kensington Palace and Kensington Gardens, the gallery boasts the largest collection anywhere in the world, of the beautiful and elegant, bronze figurative sculpture of Landseer prize winning sculptor Michael Talbot, together with a wonderful array of abstract and figurative paintings by Jeremy Houghton, one of Britain's most exciting painters and 2012 Olympic artist.
The gallery is a permanent showcase for Talbot and Houghton's work, complemented by paintings and sculpture from other core resident and guest artists from around the world.
With a dynamic forward-thinking business plan, Calken Gallery has a policy of investing in selected artists, creating the means to free them to fully explore and maximise their creative potential and as result create a large body of high quality artwork that is distributed to an international network of independent galleries.
We have established a core of resident artists that we call the Calken Artists Collective, predominately made up of exceptional sculptors. For sculptors, we invest in the expensive area of casting the artwork, working with two of the best fine art foundries in the world. For painters, we smooth the peaks and troughs associated with erratic income. This investment releases the artists to do what they do best; create beautiful artwork, but without the usual financial constraints that limit their productivity. Our strategy of investment and distribution accelerates the rise of the artists profile, getting the artwork and the artist well known to many collectors, investors and art enthusiasts on an international arena. Thats got to be a comforting thought for anyone lucky enough to buy into any of the Calken Artists Collective at this early stage. Callum Kennedy, Founder, Calken Gallery