Patrizio Belcampo

“While my work contains references to literature, history, material culture and the decorative arts, my objective in printmaking is not the illustration of ideas borrowed from those disciplines, but the realisation of well-resolved images through close engagement with technique.

I hope my artistic work never makes any statements that could be made by other means. Colour, the quality and movement of a line and the overall composition and visual impact of an image are what my prints are about; although I maintain a strong adherence to figurative truth, I don’t generally attach great importance to the subject matter.

My interest in flatness and palette reduction came into focus during a couple of years spent investigating the possibilities of silhouette in silkscreen printing via the paper stencil. More recently I have approached the medium of stone lithography with a view to exploring new surface qualities in my work.”