George Gilmour Members’ Gallery
You Are Listening
Above all, Campos’ work with female violinists is a way to explore a unique expression of our humanity, images that appeal to the sense of listening as much to looking. It is by decoding and encoding the same image again and again, translating it in different media, that Campos embraces the chance to create a plurality of meaning and signification that can affect the viewer and release an individual sensorial response. A theme or composition as a constant element makes repetition the means of exploration. The “violinist” is the reference to a wide range of artworks created in a diverse range of media, as painting, printmaking (etching, linocuts and monotypes), collages and installations. Furthermore, repetition offers the opportunity to deeper my relationship with the chosen composition, inviting to ceaseless experimentations.
Iza Campos began her art education as an apprentice painter in São Paulo, Brazil at the age of eight. Her practice includes international exhibitions and residencies in Czech Republic, USA, Brazil, and most recently, Canary Islands, Spain. Today, Iza concentrates her practice working in her studio, located in Kensington Market, Toronto and as a member of Open Studio, an artist-run centre dedicated to printmaking.