Michael Campbell


Email: michaelalexandercampbell.com

My work inhabits the space at the end of painting and the beginning of sculpture. The sculptural elements in my work are treated less as sculptural forms and more as super-impasto paintings. The same elements are treated, in turn, as painting surfaces. This interdisciplinary approach leads to a collapse of the binary of sculpture and painting, and might offer a divergent visual experience. 

Conceptually, the work recalls dialogues between human sublimity and Heideggerian creatureliness. From a contextual point of view, the work enters a subversive dialogue with the modernist and post-modernist painting traditions. My paintings are often non-pictorial and un-communicative. Rather than being linguistic they are essentially musical. The whole thing is just a visual experience.