EXPO CHICAGO is proud to present Galerie Gmurzynska as an exhibiting gallery from Switzerland for our September debut. Galerie Gmurzynska presents an exhibition by the young New York based artist, Scott Campbell.
Known for his intricate works in a variety of unusual and exciting mediums, Campbell is at the forefront of young artists reintroducing craft and technique to art.
The exhibition features works created in a variety of mediums, including paintings, sculptures and arguably his best known works, low reliefs fabricated from uncirculated U.S. currency. In this time of economic turmoil, his works created with laser cut currency have acquired a variety of sentiments and meanings.
Included in the exhibition is a group of rare works created during a Mexico City exhibition in 2010. After an argument with the gallery owner, Campbell set the already sold artworks he was exhibiting on fire, destroying all but a few of them. Those that survive hold beautiful burns and smoke designs from the action.
Campbell will debut a new series of works in Zurich, the Fuse Paintings. Completed with designs drawn with gunpowder and then lit they continue his artistic exploration into drawings, iconography and cutting edge mediums.
Born in Louisiana, Campbell studied biochemistry at the University of Texas before moving to San Francisco to pursue his passion for drawing pictures. He was able to realize this by becoming a tattoo artist, a practice that led him to live around the world, including Tokyo, Paris, Los Angeles and South America.
In addition to his artistic career Campbell maintains an active practice as one of the most renowned tattoo artists in the world. His living designs can be seen on Marc Jacobs, Penelope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Nan Goldin, Elizabeth Peyton and Richard Prince among many others.
This exhibition is on view through March, 2012.
Galerie Gmurzynska Zurich is located at Paradeplatz 2, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland. For more information, call +41 (44) 2 26 70 70 or visit their website.
Emmaline Niendorf is an Integrated Marketing Associate with Otherwise Incorporated.