Thomas Campbell (visual artist)
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Beyond his paintings, Campbell is also a filmmaker, sculptor and photographer.
Thomas grew up surfing and skating in southern California before moving to New York in the 1980s, where he immersed himself in the skate/street art/punk/hip hop/hell-raising scene that rotated around the central axis of Alleged Gallery. In that setting he came to know and be associated with the artists that would go on to make up San Francisco's Mission School painters and the generation that would be at least loosely defined by the Beautiful Losers exhibition in 2004.
His first feature length surf film, The Seedling came out in 1999, his second release was a film called Sprout in 2004 and his third surf film is called The Present released in 2009.
Campbell is represented by the Roberts & Tilton Gallery in Los Angeles, California.
- Eisner, Roman; Alonso, Lisa (20 August 2006). "The Swell Life". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
- "Thomas Campbell's 'The Present' embarks on UK tour". Global Surf News. 17 April 2009. Retrieved 4 December 2010.