Amir Campbell – Artist Statement
Every piece I render starts out with a continuous question. Does the artist create art, or does art create the artist? I pose this question in an effort to elaborate my purpose for painting in that every creation is a constant ebb and flow of creation, creating, only to be re created by what was created. To make, produce, or bring into existence the artists that creates creations….(Inspire)…… create inspiration to spring fourth. That artist being myself in two forms, I tend to become art by merging with the art that I create, and then an artist through inspiration. As artist we command the tools in which we invest new form. In turn those tools connect with an intangible equation, Artist + Create = Creation, or 1 + 1 = 3 causing the sum of the parts to galvanize the whole.
As an Artist I too am a work of art as I tend to become. The word become in its purest essence in infinite and full of potential. I imagine myself being refined, through every piece and emerging manifested into the museum of the world as a finished work.
A canvas is not a painting until the artist commands its existence through the stroke of his brushes by wisdom. Michelangelo once said that he only brings to form that which is already there when concerning his marble sculptures, so in essence every piece is just a reflection of what’s in me.