FERNANDO DO CAMPO
Limiting my vocab
28 Nov 2012—15 Dec 2012
This exhibition continues an ongoing enquiry into the potential of a chosen shape or form to activate multiple pictorial spaces through varied approaches to painting, design and configuration. Rule-based approaches to painting (i.e. the repetition of marks/formulas, tessellations and iterations of images and forms) are used to detract from the significance of the picture’s content and rather focus on the importance of the picture‚ itself – how it functions as a pictorial claim and how it functions within a given space. Such rules or parameters are not put in place to restrict pictorial decisions, but rather to trigger experimentation and enquiry. Limiting my figure or form based vocabulary, allows materiality, design and space to become primary variables.
Limiting my vocab includes work produced during a recent residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris as well as recent work produced in Tasmania.
Fernando do Campo is an artist, writer and curator based in Tasmania. do Campo is a graduate of the SVPA, UTAS and the SofA, ANU, Canberra. Fernando exhibits regularly in group shows nationally, and has presented solo projects in Canberra, Tasmania, Melbourne and Sydney. He has been be the recipient in numerous awards, including in 2012; a studio residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, an Arts Tasmania Individual’s grant, an AusCo Artstart grant and an AusCo Jump Mentorship with Paul O‚Neill (UK). In 2013 he will be undertaking a three-month residency with BMUKK, Vienna through the Austrian Ministry of Culture, presentin g a collective project at FELTspace, Adelaide as part of the Writing Project (AusCo) and a major solo exhibition at the Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania.
Fernando is currently Director of Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, and is represented by Handmark Gallery, Hobart.
Documentation by Emily Taylor