Aptly titled 'Using All The Freedoms We Have,' Scott Campbell's first solo exhibition in Asia features intricate skull sculptures. The artworks are carved from beds of US dollar bills, with exceptional precision. For the detail-oriented pieces, the renowned tattoo artist draws inspiration from "vanitas themes" as observed in 17th-century Dutch paintings. In a sense, the works provide a representation of the futility of pleasure, intermixed with the certainty of death. This comes as no surprise, but Scott Campbell's skull sculptures offer a commentary of humanity's relationship with power and wealth not only by way of material use but also through imagery.
The stunning works are carefully laser-cut by the American tattoo artist. The skull sculptures debut at the 'Over The Influence' gallery in Hong Kong.