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Tasmania-based artist Fernando do Campo’s practice is ‘committed to a series of questions and positions towards painting’
Fernando do Campo, 'Post-mortem study of one times two times four times two (then eight times eight within each) with a third' (installation detail), 2014, acrylic on plywood, 2014, overall size approx. 3.5 x 6m; image courtesy the artist
Tasmania-based artist Fernando do Campo’s practice is ‘committed to a series of questions and positions towards painting’. Through panel-based paintings, arranged as individual works, wall-based installations and more sculptural/modular paintings, do Campo seeks to establish various rules and patterns in the process and act of painting. He is ‘interested in the ways we can define and challenge the construction of pictorial space, both as viewers and producers’. The work in this exhibition stems from his ongoing Existing shape series, begun during a residency in Paris in 2013. Do Campo is the inaugural 2014 John Monash Foundation visual arts scholar for which he is currently undertaking a Masters in Fine Arts at the Parsons New School, New York.