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Feature in The Artist Magazine

March 8, 2016

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The Fall series of paintings are featured in the latest edition of The Artist Magazine April 2016, p. 14-17. In the article titled “Falling for art,” I share a bit about my philosophy of using painting as a medium to communicate meaningful messages. The article then covers the specific ideas behind the The Fall series –the human experiences and emotions that the works reflect. If you are interested in the preparation and process of how I came up with the compositions, the article also includes a section on this. The specific details and narrative of the individual paintings reveal the interconnectedness between the concepts and ideas and the elements of design and composition. On a practical note, I also include the details of the materials used for these paintings.

The article is available in print and can be purchased online.

 

My oil painting technique

February 16, 2016

 

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My technique demonstration in the Cass Art blog

I was invited by Cass Art and Winsor and Newton to give two workshops in October, in Cass Art Islington and Cass Art Hampstead. Moreover I was invited to write a blog post showing the process of an oil painting of mine. You can read it now in the Cass Art blog: https://www.cassart.co.uk/blog/michele_del_campo_how_to.htm

 

WORKSHOP: If you would like to learn my technique, I invite you to attend a weekend workshop on 19-20 March in my London studio, here you can read about it and buy your ticket: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/figure-oil-painting-workshop-19-20-march-2016-tickets-21636356926

 

 

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Some students in my last oil painting workshop

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Detail of “Sunny Time”

 

 

The London Art Fair

January 22, 2016

Until Sunday 24th January I am exhibiting some new paintings at the London Art Fair, stand Mark Jason Gallery. The London Art Fair is among the most important art fairs for British modern and contemporary art, and it takes place in the Business Design Centre, in Islington. I will be there on Sunday, between 4 and 5pm, and I will be very happy to exchange some words if you would like to meet me.

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The Argument”, oil on linen, 130x140cm

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Detail of “The Argument”

A very special portrait night!

December 20, 2015
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Adebanji Alade posing

ENGLISH: What a fantastic gathering of talents in just a few square meters we had last Thursday! The place was my studio, and the names of the artists will sound familiar to many who appreciate painting at its highest level of representational skills. Some of them came from far away and knew each other by name or were virtual friends in the social media, but had never met in person before, some others were good old friends that regularly share space in high profile society exhibitions. There were all sort of drinks and food on the table, and the noise of our excited conversations was high, but when the time to draw came, suddenly absolute silence! I switched on the spotlight and each of us took turns in sitting still in the middle for 12 to 15 minutes. We all got busy at sketching against the clock, and in all sorts of mediums: pencils, sanguine, charcoals, pens, watercolours and even ipads! We ended up having a collection of everyone’s portraits, and we could appreciate each others different approaches, but it felt so delightful to recognise ourselves in each and every sketch!

ESPAÑOL: Qué reunión más buena de talentos en apenas unos pocos metros cuadrados tuvimos el pasado jueves! El lugar era mi estudio y el nombre de los artistas sonará familiar a muchos de los que aprecian la pintura en su más alto nivel de habilidad representativa. Algunos de ellos vinieron desde lejos y se conocían de oido o eran amigos virtuales en los medios sociales, otros eran ya buenos amigos que exponen regularmente en sociedades inglesas de alto perfil como la ROI (Royal Institute of Oil Painters). Había todo tipo de bebidas y comidas en la mesa y el nivel de ruido de las concitadas conversaciones era alto, pero cuando vino el tiempo de dibujar, de repente el silencio absoluto! Encendí la lámpara y cada uno de nosotros se turnó sentándose en el medio desde 12 a 15 minutos. Todos estábamos ocupados a dibujar contrarreloj en una gran variedad de medios, desde lápices a sanguinas, a carboncillo, a bolis, acuarelas y hasta ipads. Terminamos teniendo una colección de retratos de todos los artistas presentes, y pudimos admirar los distintos acercamientos de cada uno, pero fue muy divertido reconocernos perfectamente en todos los dibujos!

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From left: José de Juan, Glenn Fitzpatrick, Adebanji Alade, Michele Del Campo, Haidee-Jo Summers, Peter Keegan, Graeme Messer, Nur Shodaj, Edward Ofosu.

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José de Juan being scrutinized!

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Peter Keegan’s turn to pose

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Michele Del Campo, “Edward Ofosu”

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Haidee-Jo Summers, “Edward Ofosu”

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Adebanji Alade, “Edward Ofosu”

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Peter Keegan, “Edward Ofosu”

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Michele Del Campo, “Peter Keegan”

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Haidee-Jo Summers, “Peter Keegan”

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Adebanji Alade, “Peter Keegan”

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Michele Del Campo, “Glenn Fitzpatrick”

 

 

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Haidee-Jo Summers, “Glenn Fitzpatrick”

 

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Edward Ofosu, “Glenn Fitzpatrick”

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José de Juan, “Glenn Fitzpatrick”

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Michele Del Campo, “Graeme Messer”

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Adebanji Alade, “Graeme Messer”

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Peter Keegan, “Graeme Messer”

 

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Glenn Fitzpatrick, “Graeme Messer”

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José de Juan, “Graeme Messer”

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Michele Del Campo, “Adebanji Alade”

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Jose de Juan, “Adebanji Alade”

 

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Michele Del Campo, “Jose de Juan”

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Adebanji Alade, “Jose de Juan”

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Glenn Fitzpatrick, “José de Juan”

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Michele Del Campo, “Nur Shodaj”

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Haidee-Jo Summers, “Nur Shodaj”

 

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Edward Ofosu, “Nur Shodaj”

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Adebanji Alade, “Haidee-Jo Summers”

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Haidee-Jo Summers, “Michele Del Campo”

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Adebanji Alade, “Michele Del Campo”

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Edward Ofosu, “Michele Del Campo”

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Peter Keegan, “Michele Del Campo”

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My turn!

Portrait Commissions

December 18, 2015

ENGLISH: I am honoured that the Press Team of the Mall Galleries came to interview me in my studio about my approach to portrait commissions. Not many people know that some of my paintings are portrait commissions, for which I usually have the freedom to create a narrative typical of my exhibition pieces, like this one of two siblings from a family in Madrid: www.mallgalleries.org.uk . Also you can contact the Mall Galleries if you would like to commission me a portrait.

ESPAÑOL: He tenido el privilegio de ser entrevistado por el equipo de prensa de la Mall Galleries en mi estudio, sobre mi acercamiento al retrato por encargo. No mucha gente sabe que algunas de mis pinturas son en realidad encargos, para los cuales en general tengo bastante libertad de tejer un hilo narrativo típico de mi trabajo expositivo. Un ejemplo es este cuadro de dos hermanos, encargo de una familia de Madrid: www.mallgalleries.org.uk

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“The Rest”, a painting that was born from a commission about two siblings

 

Christmas Sales on art

November 26, 2015

ENG: From now in my online shop there is a 25% discount on giclee prints and engravings! The sale will be on until 15 Dec. If you are looking for an arty gift for your beloved ones you could check out the new available artworks and prints in my online shop: www.micheledelcampostudio.com

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ESP: Desde ahora en mi tienda online hay un 25% de descuento sobre la mayoría de los productos! La rebaja acabará el 15 de diciembre, hasta entonces tienes la posibilidad de hacerle un regalo artístico especial a tus queridos. Puedes ver los nuevos productos disponibles en: www.micheledelcampostudio.com

 

Open Studios 14-15 Nov.

November 8, 2015

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Sat 14 – Sun 15 November

The Chocolate Factory
Clarendon Road
N22 6XJ London

Together with all the artists of The Chocolate Factory I am going to participate to the Open Studios next weekend. Anyone interested in arts, who want to meet the artists, see the places where artists create, their latest works or buy directly from them, this is a unique opportunity that only comes once a year! For the occasion I will have prints, catalogues, life drawings, nude paintings and some of my exhibition paintings on sale.

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