Currently lives and works in London and Turin. The paintings place an emphasis on materiality and are often made in direct contact with the hard surfaces of the urban environment or on location in the landscape. In fact, he has collaborated with the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford for many years and the painting processes developed on excavation sites in the landscape are now being applied to works made in the city, initially in London and more recently in Rome. In these paintings the canvasses are marked, cut and punctured, soaked in highly saturated coloured distemper and stitched together to reveal internal voids and spaces. Callery makes physical paintings and has said that he works “to give painting its body back and as a result a better awareness of our own”.