Award winning Derry born painter, poet and musician Joe Campbell exhibits a series of surreal, digitally-painted artworks, that reflect the artist’s own personal and particular experience of the Northern Irish ‘Troubles’ and how the resulting war impacted on his life.
Joe has exhibited paintings for many years in Derry with the McGilloway Gallery and latterly with: The Cowley Gallery; The Void; The Nerve Visual and further afield with exhibitions in Boston and Berlin.
He has been the recipient of Individual Artist awards from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and was a UK City of Culture Individual Artist in 2013.
Campbell’s work is littered with broad references to pop culture: Rock stars, Hollywood actors, Starscapes, fantasy and Science fiction, cultural references the artist felt denied and deprived of as a young man whilst striving to exist under military dictate which was the daily reality of living in Derry for over thirty years.
Exhibition 6th - 16th September.
Launch Friday 6th Sept, 7-9pm. All are welcome.