exhibitions & events 2019
Scott Campbell - Twenty Years of Monoprints
Glasgow Print Studio First Floor Gallery
Exhibition Runs: 05 April - 02 June 2019
Preview: Thursday 04 April 2019, 6pm - 8pm (Trongate 103 1st Thursday)
Scott Campbell's latest exhibition at GPS looks retrospectively at his monoprints produced over a twenty year period. The show will include archive pieces and new works.
This exhibition will showcase works including his meticulously executed and experimental mono-screen prints which challenge the complex and precise nature of process and by relying on instinct and experience, explore what can be achieved.
Campbell trained at Glasgow School of Art and Central St Martins, beginning his printmaking career as a printer at Advanced Graphics London and later working as Master Printer of Screenprint at Glasgow Print Studio, a position held for nearly 20 years.
Campbell’s pieces are often abstract or suggest landscape qualities, they stimulate the eye but have a serenity about them. “My work evolves with no matrix but with multi-layered surfaces blended to allow light and form to develop. The unpredictability of blending dictates how I approach each piece which I find a welcome challenge.” A strong technical grounding should not constrain an artist but enhance his practice. “Printmaking is full of complex processes which can make it more challenging to produce spontaneous prints, this is something I try to give license to when making my work.”
Image: Scott Campbell, 'Untitled 2016', monoprint on Fabriano Uno 670gsm, 76 x 57 cm. 'Untitled 2019', monoprint on Somerset Satin 300gsm, 85 x 74 cm.