Josh Hartnett with Scott Campbell on opening nite...
Supertouch's own tattooing god and master of low culture SCOTT CAMPBELL brought the thunder to Miami this weekend when his "Make it Rain" show opened this weekend at AL MORAN's venerable O.H.W.O.W. GALLERY where A-listers JOSH HARTNETT and SERENA WILLIAMS rolled in to show their support. The proprietor of New York's most premiere tattoo studio (that also doubles as an artist's social club and illegal shooting range), Campbell brings the full scope of his authentic inkslinging influences to his first major solo show and the results have "wow factor" to spare. The highlight of the diverse collection of work are a series of laser-cut dollar bill pieces that feature imagery cut deeply into stacks of 100 single dollar bills with shockingly precise—and aesthetically pleasing—results. Equally impressive are Campbell's beautiful monochrome ink paintings of tattoo-themed imagery. The real showstoppers, however, were the artist's "implements of death" pieces which consisted of an actual ice pick, box cutter, and broken bottle all etched with decorative filigree, dipped in 24k gold and inlaid with rubies, garnets and sapphires. The results are killer bling—literally. Topping it all off, was the pièce de résistance: a real granite headstone that read "Wish You Were Here." HAVE A LOOK: Read More
Supertouch's own resident tattoo genius SCOTT CAMPBELL will be unveiling his first major American solo show on April 11th when "Make it Rain" opens its doors at O.H.W.O.W. GALLERY in Miami. A bona fide artist-of-all-trades, Campbell will be showcasing his unique aesthetic via sculptures, paintings, drawings and photography, a sneek peek of which we see here today.
Scott Campbell was born and raised in a fishing camp, perched alongside a muddy bayou in rural Louisiana. With a clever knack for drawing and a fondness of stories, he began his career by doing illustration and assistant editing. Curiosity soon led him to experiment with tattooing and his immediate mastery of the art was undeniable. After a subsequent 18-month stint in Spain honing his craft, he packed up his skills and his tattoo machines and traveled for the next 5 years taking inspiration from the art and folklore of tattoo cultures all over the world.
In 2004, he opened Saved Tattoo in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Since then, it has grown to be the East Coast's premier tattoo shop with a devout following of celebrity clientele. Campbell has the taken the blue collar grit and lore of tattoo culture and extracted a visual language and wit that are supremely refined and deliberate. He has an uncanny ability to tell a story with any medium, flesh or otherwise.
Recently, Campbell has been featured in group exhibitions at the Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre in Greece, the Massimo Carasi gallery in Milan, Italy, Colette in France, Moeller Snow Gallery in New York, and O.H.W.O.W. in Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach.
Stay tuned to Supertouch for full coverage of opening nite and for all residents of the 305, don't sleep...
Supertouch's own SCOTT CAMPBELL is one of the world's foremost tattoo and graphic artists whose shop, SAVED TATTOO, also doubles as a clubhouse for Manhattan's A-list artists, hipsters, and prime movers, and makeshift art gallery for periodic shows featuring work by the city's brightest young art stars. The exclusive inker of fashion genius MARC JACOBS, Scottie C has branded the designer with all of his permanent icons including cartoons like Spongebob, an M&Ms character, a Simpsons version of himself, Eric Cartman from Southpark's stuffed animals, his pet bull terriers, a couch on his hip, the word "Shameless" on his chest, two renditions of the logo for porn mag Oui, and an epic forearm tattoo that reads "Bros Before Hos" that is also shared by Campbell and a small circle of friends. Collaborating recently with photographer friend TERRY RICHARDSON, some of Campbell's A-list clients including Jacobs, and actors LEO FITZPATRICK and LILLY COLE posed for a series of iconic tattoo portraits in TR's trademark style. HAVE A LOOK: Read More
Just back from his hot run through FASHION WEEK in Paris, Supertouch's own SCOTT CAMPBELL checks in with a recap of A-RON's NY-centric "Off, Off Bowery" show at French retail institution COLETTE. Featuring original artwork and on-site tattooing by Mr. Campbell, the exhibition included contributions from over 30 of Manhattan's most dangerous upstarts and downtown legends including RITA ACKERMAN, DAN COLEN, TERRY RICHARDSON, KEMBRA PFAHLER, DASH SNOW, NATE LOWMAN, TAYLOR McKIMENS, NECK FACE, and AUREL SCHMIDT to name a few. The only thing missing? That lingering pee smell. HAVE A LOOK: Read More
Last week saw the opening of the "East Coast-vs- West Coast," a tattoo fine art show at SAVED TATTOO & GALLERY, owned by none other than Supertouch's own resident tattoo legend SCOTT CAMPBELL. The exhibition was truly a gathering of talent that showcased some of the best artists working in the trade today, including Chris O'Donnell, Tim Lehi, Mister Cartoon, Juan Puente, Mike Rubendall, Horitomo, Grime, Aaron Cain, Henry Lewis, Bob Roberts, Phil Holt, and Shawn Barber, to name a few. HAVE A LOOK: Read More
Last weekend Brooklyn's emporium of high tattoo art, SCOTT CAMPBELL's SAVED TATTOO played host to the East Coast installment of the American Breast Cancer Foundation's charity art show "Seul Contre Tous ('Alone Against All'): Art for a Cure" where tattoo art heavyweights like CHRIS CONN, FILIP LEU, HORIYOSHI III, GRIME, CHRIS O'DONNELL, TIM LEHI, and DAN TROCCHIO, showed original works alongside modern art stars like BANKSY, SHEPARD FAIREY, DEREK HESS, MICHAEL HUSSAR, and BLEK LE RAT. All work sold benefits the research foundation directly and is tax deductible, so break out those black cards and ring up our boy Othelo (718 486 0850) now to take home some original art. HAVE A LOOK: