Adela Campbell (b.1997) is a visual artist from Barcelona. Her practice incorporates photography, print and set design. She studied BA Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Arts and is a student on the MA Photography programme at the Royal College of Art.
Shoes are stored and stacked in boxes, clothes are folded, images are archived.
Departing from a linear to a fragmented narrative, I reflect on the role of clothing and the juxtaposition of material and space. The portrayed ambiguous encounters with garments oscillate between a literal and an abstract representation of the mundane. Drawing a parallel between fabric, paper and the image in the archive, I create maquettes of stage sets, introducing my photographs into three dimensional spaces.
Through experimentation with various printing methods, I am interested in revealing the images’ vulnerability to dust, smudges and paper dents to highlight the work’s fragility.
Remove the body from the garment, and the piece of clothing becomes a material object carrying its own traces of history and memory within its folds. Taking the idea of a box and the garment as objects that contain, my work exists as sketches or proposals for imagined places. It lives in a limbo between reality and the dream-like.