Campbell Barclay

Campbell Barclay is a multidisciplinary artist who’s practice includes painting, printmaking and sculpture

Campbell Barclay is a multidisciplinary artist who’s practice includes painting, printmaking and sculpture.

Recently graduated from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, now based in Edinburgh.

During the 2020 lockdown I fell deeply in love, this relationship saved me from a string of self- destructive tendencies. We moved together to Barcelona mid July and continued our journey onwards travelling through the west of Europe. This trip and experience provided the inspiration for these prints, using memory as a way to preserve and cherish moments with each other. As she now lives and works in Hamburg it became extremely important for me to direct my art towards these dark times which were tinted in the crimsons of love.

At large, the practice is informed largely by lived experience, active wandering and preserving memories of everyday encounters. Inspired by brief moments of intimacy within the urban environment, I am interested in questions of connection, freedom and isolation. 

I approach the city with an open-ended approach, wandering and collecting material as it comes to me. This allows my work to take on a variety of different forms and presents challenges and unlikely relationships between material and image.