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With his use of words and phrases as imagery, Jon Campbell captures aspects of his culture that are both lived and observed, that are local, national and international and that can be spoken, written, sung and read. Campbell’s masterfully realised paintings, cut-outs, banners, neons, flags and songs demonstrate his love of suburbia and its vernacular. Popular music and its attendant culture, printing, design and advertising, sport and youth culture also feature heavily in his practice. His works define not only the look of the world in which he lives, but the accent and humour of its language and how signs can articulate its culture and history.
Jon Campbell is a former lecturer in Painting at the VCA and the Guest Curator of Remedy, a program of performance at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery.
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