Spanish Hyperrealist Pedro Campos Renders Pop-Art Subjects With Old Master Techniques
Courtesy of the artist and Plus One Gallery.
Madrid-born Pedro Campos (b. 1966) started his career not as an artist, but as a restorer. In fact, he didn’t pick up oil painting until he was 30. Within a few years, however, he had committed himself to it completely, creating meticulous hyperrealist compositions. Over the past 40 years, Campos, who shows with London’s Plus One Gallery, has carved out a signature niche within the hyperrealist world, working in a color palette that emphasizes dark backgrounds and pops of white and red. His works center around prescribed subject matter: luxury cars, aluminum tins, candies in glass jars, macaroons, and the spines of art books.