This is a new piece for next years garden.
I want to thank Monika Plioplyte for curating an exhibit of assemblages & masks at Alulu Brewery and Pub. They will be up thru the end of the year. So if you’re in Pilsen area stop in at 2011 S Laflin. In addition to the small batch craft beers and chef-driven menu, Alulu also employs the best in local craft spirits to make unique seasonal craft cocktails and beertails on par with the best in Chicago.
I am deeply honored to announce that I will have an exhibition of my art at the Harold Washington Library Center from August 18 to September 28.
Born, raised and educated in Chicago. This exhibition is the highlight of my artistic journey. To have a show at one of Chicago’s cultural jewels is beyond anything I could have imagined when I started creating figures & masks 20 years ago.
I feel like I’m playing for the home team. (Third-base for the Cubs or middle linebacker for the Bears.)
Many thanks to Helen Hanowsky and Amanda Zgbloba at Harold Washington Library Center for their assistance and guidance in this opportunity of a a lifetime.
Found Object Masks, Assemblages and Figures: Art by Salvador Campos at HWLC
July 23, 2019
Found Object Masks, Assemblages and Figures: Art by Salvador Campos is on display August 18 to September 28 on the 8th floor of Harold Washington Library Center. This exhibit features found art, a type of art that is crafted from “found” objects that are transformed from their original purpose to make truly unique pieces. This exhibition displays examples of the found objects Salvador Campos uses to create his work to illustrate how items that are thoughtlessly discarded can be used to create something new.
Harold Washington Library Center400 S. State Street
- (312) 747-4300
Found Object Art Workshop: September 21 at Harold Washington Library Center
Create your own found object art assemblage. Campos demonstrates how to make art from everyday objects that are often overlooked and thrown away. We encourage you to bring in some of your own unique found objects to use for your work.
I am a self-taught artist. For the past 20 years I have worked with found objects and painted on a variety of surfaces to create paintings, assemblages, figures, masks and sculptures. The creative process for me is one that is completely intuitive and spontaneous. There’s no deliberation or pre-planning when I start a new painting or a found object piece.
I start with random objects I have found, or been given, to create sculptures, figures, assemblages and masks. Somehow these pieces fit together to create something altogether new. Sometimes the object(s) itself will tell me what direction to go and then I find the missing piece.
I aim to stimulate the viewer’s perceptual awareness of the beauty and value in the ordinary and to encourage creative imagination regarding reuse of materials in the hope that they will discard less and recycle more.
In their scarred, bent, broken and crushed condition, these pieces tell stories of the city. They represent cycles of life in the city. Each piece contains not only a unique history but potential for aesthetic function. I strive for that moment of recognition when the viewer not only sees the individual parts but the whole thing at the same time.
This is an older piece I just finished recently.
I am very excited to invite everyone to the Featured Artist opening reception of my exhibit at Ice House Gallery in Evanston, IL.
I would like to thank Hannah Litvan of Ice House Gallery for this wonderful opportunity to show my art.
I hope to see you there!
My artistic journey has been incredible. It’s my pleasure to announce two exhibits I am in this year.
I will be the featured artist for the month of March at Ice House Gallery in Evanston, Il.
Secondly I have been selected for an exhibit at the Harold Washington Library Center from August 18 to September 28.
More details to come.
The large metal found object in this piece was found by my sister-in-law Carol Nolan in Amsterdam in June of 2018. She has a good eye!