Drawing Wall #29: Jon Campbell

28 Oct 2017 - 31 Jan 2018

Jon Campbell uses images and words to capture aspects of culture that are both lived and observed, that are local, national and international and that can be spoken, written, sung, and read.

Campbell’s masterfully-realised paintings, cut-outs, banners, neons, flags and songs demonstrate his love of suburbia and it’s vernacular. Popular music and its attendant culture, printing, design and advertising, sport and youth culture also feature heavily in his practice. His signs have a beauty and celebration about them that encourages belief.

IMAGE: Jon Campbell, Yeah Flag, 2004. Exhibited as part of the exhibition, Ahoy, Hamilton NZ, 2004. Image courtesy of the artist and Darren Knight, Sydney.