Louise CampionMontreal, Canada
Louise Campion (b. 1996) is a French artist living and working in Tiohtià:ke – Mooniyang; Montreal (Canada).
She attended the Fine Arts School of Lyon (Fr), and completed her BFA in Studio Arts at Concordia University in 2019. Campion has exhibited works in galleries such as la Salle Vasse (Nantes, Fr), Atelier 2112 (Montreal) and Jano Lapin Gallery (Montreal). She was a part of Artch-Art contemporain émergent in 2020, the Connecting Creative Youth Through the Arts program of Yes Montreal in 2021, and is currently preparing for her solo show at the Georges-Vanier Cultural Center (Montreal) for their 2022-2023 programming.
Primarily interested in painting and drawing, Campion’s current practice focuses on exploring awareness and emotional survival within a context of global violence.
About the artwork
Wondering if men in suits turn me on or piss off
Wondering if men in suits turn me on or piss off is a series of oil paintings investigating the aesthetic of the western corporate world and its singular vision of reality, observing and questioning the attractive value of greed in the collective psyche.
This series stems from Campion’s fascination for the corporate world: its specific aesthetic, mindset and mannerisms, display an appeal she aspires to understand but mostly question. Through her paintings, she explores the extremely codified corporate environment’s unwritten rules while simultaneously trying to comprehend the motivations driving its players. She focuses on the portrayal of power and charisma through the body language of her figures–especially the bust, the position of the shoulders, and the hand gestures.
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