Rob Campbell
Class of 2013
Arsenal 2012, graphite on paper, 60"42
2012, graphite on paper, 60"42
Detroit, Michigan Brooklyn, New York
<p>Left to stand as monumentalized fragments, the subjects of my drawings and paintings create an absurd, unfinished narrative; residing in a vacuum of their own detail, self-reflexive images display an emotive structure by depicting something deconstructed but still recognizable.</p><p>Lifted pictorial compositions gathered anywhere from the canon of historical fine art to journalistic photography and tabloid advertising engage with my collective unconscious and obsession with image research.</p><p>After recalling and retrieving the memorable composition, the removal process enables the focus to be on particular aspects that maintain their visual and social gravity even after the context of their environment is eliminated. </p>
Rob Campbell, class of 2013

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