A Shout in the Street. Philip says, “My work is about the physicality of existence and of making art. I am just a modern artist working and expressing an inner world – in other words, expressing the energy, motion and inner forces of being in the World.” Philip’s latest vibrant, thickly painted canvases feature portrait heads which arrest us by their vivid materiality and energy.
Philip’s title is drawn from James Joyce’s Ulysses. Molly Bloom’s shout from the street is a passionate cry for life, and a model for Philip’s own vigorous embrace of engagement with life through the medium of paint. He also quotes Nietzche:
‘Art reminds us of states of animal vigour. It is on the one hand an excess and overflow of blooming, physicality; on the other, an excitation of animal functions through images and desires of intensified life, a stimulant to it.’
A local artist, Philip was one of the first to exhibit at Highgate Gallery. This is his fifth show with us and we are delighted to welcome him back, particularly this year in which we celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Highgate Gallery at HLSI.
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