Lost and Found
Oil, acrylic and soot on canvas
70cm x 91cm

Sandy Campbell is an abstract painter whose work is firmly rooted in her experience of the declining urban landscape. The abandonment and decay surrounding her first studio in Luton influenced the development of the highly textured and complex surfaces that she creates, as well as inspiring her 3D works using recycled materials.

Since relocating her studio to a more rural setting in North Hertfordshire her fascination with materiality and surface has continued to evolve as the work has naturally become much looser and freer in its style and more optimistic in its colour palette. Now using music to fully absorb herself in the painting process, Campbell employs automatic drawing to create a rugged mixed-media surface on the canvas which she then works into through an intense, and at times aggressive process of addition and subtraction of paint.

Exploring issues of identity and transformation Campbell invites the viewer to absorb themselves in the sumptuous, multi-layered surfaces before them while questioning what lies beneath; what is hidden and what is revealed.

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