Scott Campbell @ OHWOW

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 | |

I first met Scott barefoot at Angelo's 30th birthday blowout and the next time we ran into each other we were on the plane back to New York from Art Basel and hashing it up about growing up in Houston and his artmaking process (working with stacks of money and lasers...f*cking cool.)

Congrats to Scott on his first solo exhibition debuting at the O.H.W.O.W. Gallery a couple weeks ago! Also check out this great interview about life, tattoo and art on Worship Worthy.

Scott Campbell
Make It Rain
April 11 - May 9, 2009
3100 NW 7 Avenue / Miami / Florida / 33127

In what will be his first major solo presentation of his works, Campbell will showcase his unique aesthetic via sculptures, paintings, drawings and photography.

Scott Campbell was born and raised in a fishing camp, perched alongside a muddy bayou in rural Louisiana. With a clever knack for drawing and a fondness of stories, he began his career by doing illustration and assistant editing. Curiosity soon led him to experiment with tattooing and his immediate mastery of the art was undeniable. After a subsequent 18 month stint in Spain honing his craft, he packed up his skills and his tattoo machines and traveled for the next 5 years taking inspiration from the art and folklore of tattoo cultures all over the world.

In 2004, he opened Saved Tattoo in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Since then, it has grown to be the East Coast's premier tattoo shop with a devout following of celebrity clientele. Campbell has the taken the blue collar grit and lore of tattoo culture and extracted a visual language and wit that are supremely refined and deliberate. He has an uncanny ability to tell a story with any medium, flesh or otherwise.