Scott Campbell’s new exhibit at Galerie Gmurzynska St. Moritz, through April 20 Photos courtesy of Eva Oertwig Text by Ryan Urcia

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Tattoo artist Scott Campbell, who has inked the likes of Marc Jacobs, Johnny Depp, Nan Goldin, Elizabeth Peyton, Carter Foster (tattoo designed by Ellsworth Kelly) and Richard Prince among many others, was on hand to unveil his latest art exhibition "The Smartest Thing I Ever Did Were Foolish Things For Love," is dedicated to the theme of love, at internationally renowned Galerie Gmurzynska St. Moritz, Switzerland. 

Having recently married Sundance award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter and actress, Lake Bell, Campbell was inspired to make a new body of work – love statements – which use a variety of mediums including paintings, watercolors and sculptures. 

Emerging from the legendary New York group of artists of the early 2000’s, consisting of Nate Lowman, Dan Colen and Dash Snow, Campbell has become an internationally recognized figure within the art world.

Known for his intricate works in a variety of unusual and exciting mediums, Campbell is at the forefront of young artists reintroducing craft and technique into art. A site-specific installation of his large Fuse Paintings, depicting roses, will inhabit the entirety of the ground floor of the gallery. The Fuse Paintings were created using designs drawn with gunpowder and then lit on fire continu his artistic exploration into drawings, iconography and cutting edge mediums. 

A fully illustrated catalogue will be published to coincide with this exhibition with essays by Elizabeth Peyton and Neville Wakefield. 

The show is on view through April 20th at Galerie Gmurzynska Via Serlas 22, St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Photos courtesy of Eva Oertwig

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.