RACHEL CAMPBELL

Durham, North Carolina
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“My paintings are about commonplace moments that intrigue me. I look for the beauty in unexpected places. I choose to paint with abstracted realism. The places and images are clearly recognizable. I use colour and manipulate composition to interpret the story I want to tell. I ask myself how I want to depict my relationship to this experience or space.”

-Rachel Campbell

THE GARTEN CAFE

38 X 50″ oil on linen

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Rachel Campbell, born in Christ Church, New Zealand is an established artist currently working in Durham, North Carolina. Campbell paints landscapes of the ‘every day’, pinpointing the stories of ordinary lives and the humor lurking in daily life. As a visual storyteller, the artist appropriates narratives that trigger memories: the slapstick antics behind the counter of a pastry shop, or the profoundness of unassuming lives lived behind the scenes. She paints familiar scenes and objects but often alters them to object to a typical perception of reality.

FEATURED WORKS

SOME DAYS, DEPENDING ON THE DAY,
I CAN’T SEE THE TREES FOR THE WOODS

37 X 49″ oil on linen

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NO. 6

38 X 48″ oil on linen

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FOOD PRIDE III

30 X 40″ oil on linen

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FRIDA AND I ON A SUMMER’S DAY

40 X 50″ oil on linen
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THAT GUY WITH A VENTI AND A FITBIT

37 X 27″ oil on linen

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LUNCH IN TEXAS

36 X 24″ oil on canvas

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The artist references artist David Hockney as a major influence for her work, inspired by his playfulness and abstraction, she transforms figurative scenes into what she coins “abstracted realism.” She achieves with her work, an experience of joy and pleasure when dwelling in each piece, which can offer a sense of optimism during a time of grief and uncertainty.

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RECENT WORKS

A FOREST FULL OF TINY MISDEMEANORS III

26 X 48″ oil on canvas

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Nov 7 – Dec 14th 2019

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