The Jerwood Gallery’s summer exhibition marks Royal Academician Jeffery Camp’s 90th year and celebrates a body of work inspired by coastal Sussex.
Over his prolific career, which has already spanned seven decades, Camp has established himself as one of the most accomplished British artists of his generation, and his work is held in many major public collections.
He has been an RA since 1984 and had a major retrospective at the Royal Academy in 1988.
Art critic, Andrew Lambirth describes his paintings and drawings as ‘remarkably generous statements about the world, full of love and sensuality and a singular appreciation of beauty’.
Camp’s works enjoy the interplay between the human form and the landscape.
The figure can become one with nature in Camp’s paintings: the sensuous curves of the female body mirror the undulations of the sea and hills, creating a result that is sometimes erotic and, in his later works, increasingly dreamlike.
Speaking of the affinity of his work with the location of Jerwood Gallery, Camp said: “Almost as close to the sea as my cliff edge subject matter, the Jerwood Gallery has lovely rooms in which to show my pictures; the postcard image withstood almost a lifetime before dropping into the sea.”
For full details and rates of admission to the gallery visit www.jerwoodgallery.org.