Publications

Feature in The Artist Magazine by Michele Del Campo

The Fall series of paintings are featured in the latest edition of The Artist Magazine April 2016, p. 14-17. In the article titled “Falling for art,” I share a bit about my philosophy of using painting as a medium to communicate meaningful messages. The article then covers the specific ideas behind the The Fall series –the human experiences and emotions that the works reflect. If you are interested in the preparation and process of how I came up with the compositions, the article also includes a section on this. The specific details and narrative of the individual paintings reveal the interconnectedness between the concepts and ideas and the elements of design and composition. On a practical note, I also include the details of the materials used for these paintings.

The article is available in print and can be purchased online.

My oil painting technique by Michele Del Campo

I was invited by Cass Art and Winsor and Newton to give two workshops in October, in Cass Art Islington and Cass Art Hampstead. Moreover I was invited to write a blog post showing the process of an oil painting of mine. You can read it now in the Cass Art blog:https://www.cassart.co.uk/blog/michele_del_campo_how_to.htm

  My technique demonstration in the Cass Art blog

My technique demonstration in the Cass Art blog

 

WORKSHOP: If you would like to learn my technique, I invite you to attend a weekend workshop on 19-20 March in my London studio, here you can read about it and buy your ticket:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/figure-oil-painting-workshop-19-20-march-2016-tickets-21636356926

  Some students in my last oil painting workshop

Some students in my last oil painting workshop

  Detail of “Sunny Time”

Detail of “Sunny Time”

Portrait Commissions by Michele Del Campo

ENGLISH: I am honoured that the Press Team of the Mall Galleries came to interview me in my studio about my approach to portrait commissions. Not many people know that some of my paintings are portrait commissions, for which I usually have the freedom to create a narrative typical of my exhibition pieces, like this one of two siblings from a family in Madrid: www.mallgalleries.org.uk . Also you can contact the Mall Galleries if you would like to commission me a portrait. ESPAÑOL: He tenido el privilegio de ser entrevistado por el equipo de prensa de la Mall Galleries en mi estudio, sobre mi acercamiento al retrato por encargo. No mucha gente sabe que algunas de mis pinturas son en realidad encargos, para los cuales en general tengo bastante libertad de tejer un hilo narrativo típico de mi trabajo expositivo. Un ejemplo es este cuadro de dos hermanos, encargo de una familia de Madrid: www.mallgalleries.org.uk

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"The Roses" and magazine cover by Michele Del Campo

michele del campo, the roses, 35x50cm ENGLISH: In this painting I have returned to savour the pleasure of painting on a small size canvas. This is "The Roses", a painting that has, like my paintings in general, a certain narrative and evocative aura. On the other hand, I am so happy to see my painting "The Apple Tree" on the cover of the September issue of The Artist magazine, available now. Be prepared for the October issue if you are curious about my approach to painting because you will find, besides other beautiful articles by wonderful painters, also an article that I have been invited to write.

The Artist magazine cover, Michele Del Campo

SPANISH: En este cuadro he reduscubierto el placer de pintar sobre formatos atípicamente pequeños, dentro de mi producción pictórica. El título es "Las Rosas", y comparte con mis otros cuadros esa dirección narrativa y evocativa. Por otra parte, he tenido la gran sorpresa de encontrar la imágen de mi cuadro "The Apple Tree" en la portada de septiembre de la revista británica "The Artist". Si quieres saber más sobre mis métodos de pintar y de buscar inspiración, encontrarás en el número de octubre un artículo mío que la redacción de la revista me ha invitado a escribir para sus lectores.

PRIZE WINNER! by Michele Del Campo

The-Artist-s-all-media-competition-2015 ENGLISH: I was overwhelmed when I heard the news 6 months ago, and now is out published in the July/August issue of The Artist's Magazine: I'm the Grand Prize winner of the "All Media" Art Competition! This is a competition for artists that work in the media of oil, watercolour, acrylic, pastels, mixed media, drawing and digital photography, there are winners for every category and an overall winner, the Grand Prize. With over 2500 entries, it must have been a very tough decision for the judges. My winning entry is "The Rest", a 190x200cm painting of two siblings. This is a painting that was originally a commission and that I started as a demonstration piece in the Patchings Festival in 2014. The family asked me to paint these two siblings and gave me a certain freedom to treat it just as one of my paintings. Although we originally planned a grey background, I decided to take a risk and paint a very exuberant colourful background with a bicycle wheel included in the composition. I did not mind it if I had to re-do it, but I thought that I had to follow my instinct and give some life to the scene, contrasting the intentionally somber or bored mood of the siblings with some colourful pattern. When I showed it to the family they just loved it, and now it hangs in their beautiful house in Madrid, which you can see in the pictures below.

SPANISH: Estaba eufórico cuando me dieron la noticia hace 6 meses, y ahora se ha publicado en el número de julio/agosto de la revista americana The Artist's Magazine: ¡soy el ganador general del premio online "All Media"! Con más de 2500 inscripciones en las varias categorías (óleo, acrílico, arte digital, técnica mixta, pastel, acuarela, dibujo), no habrá sido nada fácil para el jurado elegir un ganador absoluto. Mi cuadro ganador, "El Descanso", es un óleo de 190x200cm de dos hermanos. Este era un cuadro por encargo, pero tuve toda la libertad de hacerlo como si fuera otra más de mis piezas. Lo empecé a pintar en el festival Patchings el año pasado, delante del público, y seguí pintándolo luego en mi estudio. Hasta que lo acabé la familia no sabía que había optado por la opción más ostentosa en cuanto a colores y formas, pero en seguida les gustó el cuadro, el cual ahora cuelga en su preciosa casa en Madrid, como se ve en las fotos que me enviaron:

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Where to invest in art: suggested by Hedge magazine by Michele Del Campo

ENGLISH: I am delighted that the Hedge magazine has suggested my painting to investors for the price range between £5.000 and £10.000. Interviewed by Hedge's art journalist Melissa Scallan in my studio, in this issue she writes about my work and that of five other artists with artwork value of up to £1.000.000. Hedge is the leading lifestyle magazine for the investment managing industry, with its roots in the hedge fund world. It is also published in internet and you can read the whole issue, with my article at page 69, in this link: http://issuu.com/squareupmedia/docs/h34

ESPAÑOL: Estoy encantado que la revista Hedge sugiere mi pintura a inversores para el valor de entre £5.000 y £10.000 (libras esterlinas). Entrevistado en mi estudio por la periodista de arte de Hedge Melissa Scallan, ella escribe sobre mi trabajo y sobre el de otros cinco artistas con valor de obra de hasta £1.000.000. Hedge es la revista líder del mundo de la inversión y su título deriva de la palabra "hedge fund" (fondo de inversión). La revista también se publica en internet y puedes leerla, con mi artículo a página 69, en este vínculo:

http://issuu.com/squareupmedia/docs/h34

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"Future Now" by Michele Del Campo

Future Now, Aesthetica magazine ENGLISH: I am very happy to be published in the book "Future Now", by the Aesthetica magazine. This is a showcase of 100 international artists of all disciplines of contemporary art, selected for the Aesthetica Magazine Art Prize. The competition was very tough, as there were around 3500 entries from artists coming from 60 countries around the world. "Future Now" is available at http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/shop.

ESPAÑOL: He sido publicado en el libro "Future Now" de la revista Aesthetica. El libro es una selección de 100 artistas internacionales de todas las disciplinas del arte contemporáneo, seleccionados en el concurso Aesthetica Magazine Art Prize. El concurso ha visto la participación de 3500 obras de arte de artistas provenientes de 60 diferentes países. "Future Now" está disponible en: http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/shop.

My creative process in Artists And Illustrators magazine by Michele Del Campo

January issue A&I 2 ENGLISH: A few months ago Artists and Illustrators, one of the most popular art magazines in UK, commissioned me to write two articles about my whole creative process, from the development of the ideas through sketches and photos to the painting work on canvas. It was not an easy task, as my creative process can be quite complex, but I liked the idea of putting my experience into words and images for the readers. From there these two articles were born, published in the January and February issues. Both issues are now available.

February issue A&I

ESPAÑOL: Have algunos meses la revista Artists and Illustrators, una de las más populares revistas de arte en Reino Unido, me encargó la redacción de dos artículos para explicar mi completo proceso creativo, desde el desarrollo de la idea a través de bocetos y fotos, hasta la realización de la pintura en el lienzo. No era tarea fácil, ya que mi proceso creativo puede ser muy intricado, pero me gustó la idea de ponerlo en palabras e imágenes para los lectores. De allí surgieron estos dos artículos, publicados en los meses de enero y febrero, y ambos ya están disponibles en quioscos y librerías de arte.

The New Year couldn't start with a better news! by Michele Del Campo

2014_AllMed_medallion_GP ENG: I was overjoyed as I got the news from the editor of The Artist's magazine, I have been chosen as The Grand Prize winner of the "All Media Art competition", which has seen the participation of more than 2.000 entries in 2014. There could not be a better start for a new creative year. I cannot tell much more for the time being because the official news will be given in The Artist's magazine in the July/August 2015 issue, but I wanted to share the news with those of you who follow my blog. For now, Happy New Year to everyone!

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ESP: Estaba muy entusiasta cuando recibí la noticia del editor de la revista The Artist's. He sido elegido ganador del premio principal del concurso "All Media" (abierto a todas las técnicas de pintura), que ha contemplado la participación de más de 2.000 obras en 2014. No puedo decir mucho más de momento, simplemente quería compartir la noticia con los que me seguís, ya que la noticia oficial se dará en la revista en el número de julio/agosto de 2015. De momento, ¡Feliz Año a todos!

Egoista magazine by Michele Del Campo

More than a quarterly magazine, "Egoista" is a beautiful object in itself, an award-winning collectible Portuguese magazine, elegant and made with much style. The latest issue, number 50, is dedicated completely on the subject of Art and I am happy that they have dedicated a few pages to my work. In the same issue there are beautiful pages about the works of Freud, Hopper, Rembrandt, Heikki Leis, Alyssa Monks, Rebecca Campbell, etc... Egoista-magazine-50-Arte

ESPAÑOL: Más que una revista trimestral, "Egoista" es un objeto muy bonito en sí mismo, una revista de colección ganadora de varios premios por su diseño vanguardista y su estilo elegante. El último número, el 50, está dedicato completamente al Arte y estoy muy feliz de que hayan dedicado unas cuantas páginas a mi trabajo. En el mismo número hay páginas muy bonitas acerca del trabajo de Freud, Hopper, Rembrandt, Heikki Leis, Alyssa Monks, Rebecca Campbell, etc...

The Artist magazine by Michele Del Campo

It was a beautiful surprise to receive the January issue of "The Artist" magazine through post, and find out that a painting of mine had been chosen to feature in the cover. Inside the issue I talk about the motives, the inspiration and the creative process of my recent work. You can see the content of this interesting and useful magazine, or buy it if you click on this link. The-Artist-Michele-Del-Campo-1

ESPAÑOL: Ha sido una sorpresa muy bonita recibir por correo de la redacción de "The Artist" el número de enero de la revista y descubrir que han elegido uno de mis cuadros para la portada. En el interior de la revista hablo de los motivos, la inspiración y el proceso creativo de mi trabajo más reciente. Puedes ver el contenido de la revista o comprarla haciendo clic en este enlace.

Interview with Winsor and Newton by Michele Del Campo

I am happy to share here an interview that I did with Paul Robinson, on behalf of the world finest colour brand Winsor & Newton. The interview appears in the News section of the Winsor and Newton website: http://www.winsornewton.com/news/michele-del-campo

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Estoy encantado de compartir aquí esta entrevista que he hecho con Paul Robinson de la famosa marca de colores Winsor & Newton. La entrevista aparece en la sección de noticias del sitio web de Winsor & Newton: http://www.winsornewton.com/news/michele-del-campo

My paintings featured in Santillana textbooks by Michele Del Campo

I am honoured that the Chilean branch of the famous Spanish publisher Santillana has been using my paintings in the last three years for the textbook "Language and Communication", aimed to students of 14 to 17 years old. In 2010 my painting "The Sirens song" was chosen to illustrate the poem "Walking around" by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. In 2011 my painting "Three Girls Standing by Graffiti" was object of study in the chapter "The poetry of the everyday". This year, 2012, my "Chinese Girl Reading" illustrates an epigram by Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal. ESPAÑOL:

Me honra que la famosa editorial española Santillana, en su rama de Chile, haya utilizado algunos cuadros mios para ilustrar versos o inspirar la reflexión sobre la comunicación visual en los libros de texto "Lenguaje y comunicación" para estudiantes de educación media. En 2010 mi cuadro "El canto de las sirenas" ilustraba el poema "Walking around" del poeta cileno Pablo Neruda. En 2011 mi cuadro "Tres chicas frente a un graffiti" era el objeto de estudio del capítulo "La poesía en lo cotidiano". Éste año, 2012, mi cuadro "Chinese girl reading" ilustra un epigrama del poeta nicaragüense Ernesto Cardenal.

Interview for PoetsArtists by Michele Del Campo

The magazine PoetsArtists has interviewed me and now the issue of June 2012 is out. You can read it clicking here or you can enter the PoetsArtists website to read the entire issue, which contains also interviews of other very interesting artists and poets.

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La revista PoetsArtists acaba de publicar una entrevista que me han hecho en el nuevo número de junio de 2012. Puedes leer la entrevista haciendo clic aquí o, si entras directamente en el sitio de PoetsArtists, puedes leer el número completo, que contiene también entrevistas a otros artistas y poetas muy interesantes.

Feature in "El Comercio" by Michele Del Campo

"El Comercio" is the most respected newspaper in Perú. This is the article that the journalist Alberto Villar Campos wrote about my exhibition.

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El Comercio es el diario más respetado en Perú. Éste es el artículo que en ello el periodista Alberto Villar Campos ha dedicado a mi exposición.

Poets and Artists magazine by Michele Del Campo

October 2010 issue Poets and Artists pp. 91-98 www.poetsandartists.com

click here to download a pdf file of the article

 

I am featured in the October issue of the Poets and Artists magazine. In this eight page article I answer Didi Menendez's questions about my creative process and my work in general. You can read the article clicking above to download a pdf file or clicking on the link to the magazine's website.