scott campbell: bless this mess scott campbell: bless this mess
jan 21, 2012

scott campbell: bless this mess

‘cloth skull cube’, 2011 by scott campbell uncirculated us currency sheets, lasered 53.3 x 63.5 x 31.8 cm 21 x 25 x 12.5 inches

scott campbell: bless this mess galerie gmurzynska, zurich switzerland opening january 25th, 2012

new york-based artist scott campbell has created ‘bless this mess’. the collection, on show at galerie gmurzynska, is comprised of several pieces formed by the artist’s laser-cut into low reliefs from uncirculated US currency. though campbell’s method of artistic expression is not limited to sculpture, tattoo, drawing and painting, it is his currency reliefs and delicate graphite on ostrich egg shell drawings that are showcased in this exhibition.

‘included in the exhibition is a group of rare works created during a mexico city exhibition in 2010. after an argument with the gallery owner campbell set the already sold artworks he was exhibiting on fire, destroying all but a few of them. those that survive hold beautiful burns and smoke designs from the action.‘ -galerie gmurzynska

detailed view of ‘cloth skull cube’

‘burnt butterfly’, 2010 uncirculated us currency sheets, lasered, fire 21 x 25 inches

detailed perspective of the ‘burnt butterfly’

‘bless this mess’, 2011 uncirculated us currency sheets, lasered 53.3 x 63.5 cm 21 x 25 inches

‘huge i’ll start my diet tomorrow’, 2011 uncirculated us currency sheets, lasered 106.7 x 127 cm 42 x 50 inches

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