Campbell Addy Revives His Creative Essence in First Solo Exhibition, "I Love Campbell"
Starting May 18 at 180 Studios.
Campbell Addy, a renowned photographer and creative director, will be presenting his first solo exhibition, “I Love Campbell,” in association with 180 Studios. The showcase marks a pivotal moment in his eight-year career, as he reflects on the vulnerabilities and small details of his life that have been overlooked in his creative practice.
Addy aims to rediscover what originally sparked his creative curiosity and construct a new image of himself beyond what is already known. He laments losing touch with his creative essence, which was the driving force behind his earlier work, such as the Nii Journal. “The fearless person who dragged a door from the street into his room to make photographs. Who wrote poetry about being in a mental hospital. That initiated me into this world and I forgot that,” he reflects on the exhibition notes.
“I Love Campbell” will feature 36 original pieces, including photography, paintings, a new film shot in Ghana and spatial design curated by Ibby Njoya, a renowned set designer. The space will be an immersive experience, complete with a soundscape by CKTRL, which will accompany visitors throughout the exhibit.
Addy’s journey to this point has been marked by a common experience among young artists who are suddenly thrown into the spotlight. Over the last four years, he has felt he has lost touch with his essence but believes taking time away has given the opportunity to grow so that he could come back and do it all over again.
“I Love Campbell” will be on display from May 18 to June 5 at 180 Studios in London. Tickets are available to purchase online.
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