Unstable Ground explores themes of instability, uncertainty and chaos in the form of mixed media collages which are painted onto various unconventional supports. The works undergo an iterative process whereby photographs of previous paintings, as well as digital drawings, are printed and collaged into new works. Shown together, these paintings form networks of colour and line, which are disjointed in parts, revealing their instability. These collages possess a dense materiality, and their over-saturated colours and sculptural textures create a sense of information overload. This is a reflection on the turbulent world we are living in, and the precariousness of being an emerging artist.
Image: Amy Campbell, Hanging in the Balance 2017, mixed media collage, dimensions variable; courtesy of the artist