Size: 30"W x 40"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
My creative process stems from blending one hue of thought, with one frame of mind, producing a third which is the embodiment of the two. Prince is one of my greatest influences, and this piece was inspired by the song When Doves Cry.
My name is Amir Campbell. I am a Vango artist. Thank you for visiting my portfolio. Amir Campbell is a Philadelphia resident artist. Amir always had an allure for beauty and structure as he would always ask his Grandmother to drive him to view the Philadelphia historic landmarks and statues every sunday after church services during his youth. This later would influence the composition and negative space of his work. Amir grew up in west Philadelphia being educated in the public school system. Amir would draw from his community to inspire animations and some portraiture. The lack of resources in his community motivated him to become more astute to the art world. Being an urban youth immersed in the urban community mixed with his spiritual upbringing Amir was engaged in the dichotomy of fine art and street art. Naturally the composition and contrast of statues intrigued his eye while the surrounding community influenced his inner street artist. Amir however did not want to take the traditional approach of using canned spray paint to mark up buildings and city high rises, instead everyday after school Amir would visit his local Airbrush shop to study the techniques of the airbrush. “Painting with an Airbrush is my way of tapping into my inner street artist but my style of painting takes a more traditional fine art approach”. As Amir outgrew his surroundings his Father stepped in and moved Amir from the Urban community to a more diverse and integrated suburban community. Amir budded at Penn Wood High School where he begin to tap into his inner Fine artist under the guidance of art instructors. Upon graduation Amir attended Cheyney University, it is there where Amir begin to learn to fly in the art world when he met than Professor Marietta-Dantonio Madsen and Professor Joel keener. Along with these great professors Amir begin to embark on an international journey which led to numerous encounters with the elite and accolades that reached as widespread as The White House with awards from President Barack Obama, The Pentagon, and the United Nations. Amir now known as Amiracle coined his name from his premature birth and his return to life after his lung collapse while being delivered. “Everyday after that moment I have considered it Amiracle” Amirs work is influenced by Jean Michel Basquiat, John Biggers, Thomas Blackshear, Jackson Pollock, Piccasso, Caravagio, Max Ernst, Velasquez, Amir starts his pieces by posing his life’s question. Does the artist create art, or does art create the artist? This question stems from the dual nature of his upbringing rooted in the philosophy of environmental influences in regards to growth and giving back to that said environment once the growth has taken place.