Andrew Phillips

Website: http://www.AndrewVPhillips.co.uk

Email: aphillips.arts@gmail.com

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Heart of Chalk

Eternal Medicine

Let It Come Down

Surrender - Ink, pastel, on paper, 41x30cm

A Blue Fire - Ink, acrylic, pastel, on paper, 27x19cm

The Capacity for Wonder - Ink, pastel, on paper, 56x75


Statement

My work approaches landscape as an expression of the Numinous, through the lenses of deep ecology, mysticism, and therapeutic praxis. At this time I feel it is vital to hold together in images the beauty of the world, along with the darker aspects of the ravenous tide which threatens it. Mixed media drawings incorporating a combination of indian ink, graphite, acrylic, and pastel, form the heart of my practice. The style is a juxtaposition of fine mark making, and a more gestural application of crushed pastel, applied using the fingertips. These contrasting methods point to both the delicate intricacy, and pure physicality of Nature.

Biography

Hailing from the South coast of England, Andrew has studied Fine Art at the University of Wales, and trained as an Art Therapist at Goldsmiths College, London. Andrew facilitates a form of group work - Creen Craft - where participants work imaginatively with experiences of landscape, deepening a sense of connection with the wider web of Nature, through the process of art making.

EXHIBITIONS

Current
At the Edge of Your Senses - solo show at Detail Framing, Lochrin Place, Edinburgh.

Forthcoming
Art.Earth exhibition at Dartington Hall, Devon. Coinciding with Liquidscapes conference. - June 2018.

2017
Rock Trust postcard auction - Summerhall, Edinburgh
Joint show with Rowan Paton - Whitespace, Edinburgh
House for an Art Lover, Cafe gallery Spring Show, Glasgow

2016
Knowing Another is Endless - Cameo Picturehouse, Edinburgh. 18th December - 28th January 2017 - Solo show
Society of Scottish Artists, annual show - Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Royal Scottish Academy Open - Edinburgh
Identity Through Landscape - House for an Art Lover (Cafe gallery), Glasgow
Stuffed - Newave Gallery, Aberdeen

2015
Royal Scottish Academy Open - Edinburgh
National Open Art exhibition, Moving Image category
Nature - Light, Space & Time (Web-based)
Bells From the Deep - Hundred Years Gallery, London
Identity/Memory – Gallery on the Corner, London