Glasgow based artist Michelle Campbell’s work explores her interest in the concept of memory and its response to an emotional experience. Her paintings are an expressive tool that challenge how the memory of a time, person or place can become warped; faded out against our will or kept vivid in a way that provides much needed comfort, or an overwhelming discomfort. Memory itself evolves from its origins into a new event.
Campbell’s subject matter varies, occasionally constructing abstract imagery to create an emotional narrative through colour and form. She often uses landscapes of places she’s visited as a symbolic foundation in which to build memories on to; transforming geophysical locations into permanent emotional landscapes.
Campbell graduated from the Glasgow School of Art with a BA(hons) in Fine Art. She has lived in Glasgow for the last 15+ years.