An Awful Grandeur
oil on linen
120 x 170 cm
British, b 1975
Christopher Campbell strongest impetus to make paintings is a desire to create a still, yet emotionally charged composition, from images of dull, mundane everyday life that most people would not stop and give a second glance. In other words, he uses a conscious effort to enhance the aesthetic of the mundane.
His works are of a photo realist nature, however they retain qualities of paint.