Crash Six by Patrizio Belcampo
Limited edition screen print of only 14.
Size: 57 x 57 cm
Quote from the Artist
‘The initial concept for the whole series was to imagine post-train crash scenarios in different times of railway history. The objects and people inside the train would become fused with the environment on the site of the crash, becoming integrated with it and reforming as seemingly functioning complex organisms. In order to generate ideas as to the elements/imagery to use in each one of these hybrid structures, I sought inspiration in the biography of eminent Victorian (or Victorian-born) figures in whose life and achievement I have an interest. The place and date of their death appears in the background of each print. These are, in order, Prince Albert, Aubrey Beardsley, Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale and the writers Katherine Mansfield and D.H. Lawrence. In this way the idea of crash became also a way of presenting a synthetic image of someone’s biography, a sort of visual resume of some of the key elements of their lives at the time they died. This wasn’t done in a strictly philological way, so some elements are more pertinent than others, some have only been introduced because they functioned formally within the image, but don’t relate specifically to that person’s biography. Each image was drawn and then cut out of one piece of paper to create a stencil for the screenprint.’ Patrizio Belcampo
About the Artist
Patrizio Belcampo was born in Ravenna (Italy) in 1979.
In 2003 he moved to Edinburgh, where he became a member of Edinburgh Printmakers in 2005 and where he graduated in Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art in 2011.
His work has been exhibited in various galleries in Edinburgh, including the Royal Scottish Academy, where he was awarded the Keith Prize for best work by a student in 2009 and the SSA’s Website Prize the following year.
In 2010 he showed the series “Crash” as Edinburgh Printmakers’ Featured Artist.
His prints featured as part of the Venice Biennale in the World exhibition of 2011, hosted by the Arsenale in Venice and the Italian Cultural Institute in Edinburgh.
He has also shown his work at national art fairs, such as the London Original Print Fair, the Affordable Art Fair, Grand Designs Live and the Edinburgh Art Fair.
He currently works in screenprinting and lithography.