conté crayon on mulberry paper
11 x 9 in
Brian Scott Campbell’s landscapes combine everyday iconographies, archetypes, and hallucinations. The spaces in his works are like gardens: portals to physical worlds and yet completely artificial. His imagery reflects the idea of memory as a collection of real and fictional experiences.
Drawing is an important gravitational point and central language for Campbell’s painting, and accounts for his preference for flatness, grayscale colors, and lively immediacy. Humor surfaces, yet is held in check; Campbell’s works take a jab at the sublime and permit something sober and emblematic to emerge.
Brian Scott Campbell lives and works in Denton, Texas. He has had exhibitions at Dutton, New York; Fredericks & Freiser, New York; Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York; Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York; Anna Zorina, New York; Zevitas Marcus, Los Angeles; David Shelton Gallery, Houston; Caat Stene Projects, Stockholm; and Ruttkowski 68, Munich, among others. Residencies include: the Atlantic Center for the Arts; The Macedonian Institute; McColl Center for Visual Art; Vermont Studio Center; and Artist in the Marketplace Program, Bronx Museum, New York. Campbell’s work has been featured in Modern Painters; The Huffington Post; Hyperallergic; Glasstire; i-D Magazine; and Art Viewer. He holds a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design and an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. Campbell is Assistant Professor in Drawing and Painting at The College of Visual Arts and Design at The University of North Texas.