The elaborate narrative and fantastical symbolism of Steven Campbell’s works explore themes of apprentice and master and the guise of character. These fictions are created through reference to Jean-Pierre Léaud, the associations of Rosslyn Chapel, Jekyl and Hyde and the artist’s own homage to past masters.
The complex worlds created are at times playful, then at times nightmare visions of absurd happenings. Whichever, the works have an immediate surreal quality made more profound by allusion to modern, mythical and art histories.
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