Cameron Galt Exhibited in TRANSMOGRIFICATION · 6 December 2013 to 24 January 2014
STATEMENT'Triptomania' was painted during a recent residency at The New Art Gallery, Walsall.
The title refers to the naturally occurring hallucination 'tryptamine'. Humans have their own natural stores of this chemical, which are only released into the body in response to profound psychological events such as being born and dying - properties which give rise to the notion of tryptamine as being the drug of the cradle to the grave. The drug is now increasingly available in synthetic form on the black market.
The painting is a realistic depiction of microdots - a form of LSD. It speculates on whether a new counter-cultural revolution' such as the one in the 1960's and 70's or the Acid House movement of the 1980's and 90's, may already be waiting in the wings.
Cameron Galt RWS is currently artist in residence for Walsall MBC. His work can be found in public and private collections including; Bankside Gallery, Duchess of Westminster Collection, Saatchi, MOMA, TNAG Walsall, Museo della Carta e Filigree for Fabriano. Cameron Galt's website.