Published  28/08/2008

Campbell rising inexorably

When 54-year-old painter Steven Campbell died in July 2007 with a ruptured appendix, he was planning to re-commence work. But it was not to be. Now 11 key oil paintings are exhibited in Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow Print Studio, until 11 October and 28 September respectively. These final paintings help to define Campbell's wayward brilliance, with his inimitable but instantly recognisable subject matter. When he died the artist was set on his way to a full recovery of his work. Doctoral students will now pursue the meaning of his content, ad infinitum, but sadly Campbell can no longer assist.
In these paintings will remain locked up many secrets, never to be revealed.

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