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Andrew Phillips

Andrew Phillips
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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.

Of all Nature’s forms, Mountains especially remind us of our capacity for awe, as they exist between the finite and the eternal — the threshold of the known and unknown. The drawings inhabit this imaginal space, responding to the presence of the physical world, and an inner, more intangible expression of mystery. This is what draws me to the North, in both the geographic sense as a place of invigorating and wild spaces, and spiritually, where North can symbolise a transformative place at the edge of the natural and supernatural. This tendency to North is tempered by longing, and infused with the land which I am of, the South Downs.

I regard felt experiences of landscape to be part of an intuitive conversation with the land as entity - not merely a consequence of our own human projections but a participation mystique. The artwork is, in part, an act of devotion to the body of Earth, a way to engage the Spirit of Place, and distill a tangible essence of the 'skull beneath the skin' of landscape through image.
EXHIBITIONS

2022
Visual Arts Scotland - Annual Exhibition

2021
Winter Exhibition - M.A.D.E, Cardiff
Re:Connect - Society of Scottish Artists — Invited Artist
Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition

2020
Flow - Visual Arts Scotland
Tides changing | Changing Tides - Society of Scottish Artists
30x30 - Society of Scottish Artists
TERRA - M.A.D.E, Cardiff
Borders Art Fair, VAS 'spotlight' - Kelso

2019
Society of Scottish Artists & Visual Arts Scotland 'Open' - RSA, Edinburgh
Royal Scottish Academy Annual Open - RSA, Edinburgh
Royal West of England Academy Annual Open - RWA, Bristol
ALIGHT - Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2018
Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition - Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Art Fair, SSA stand
'A Darkening Thread' (with Kenris MacLeod) - Coburg House, Edinburgh
Art.Earth Group exhibition - Garden Room Gallery, Dartington Hall

2017
'At The Edge Of Your Senses' (solo) - Detail Framing Studio, Edinburgh
'Before We Were Even Dreamed' (with Rowan Paton Risby) - Whitespace, Edinburgh
Spring Group Show - House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

2016
'Knowing Another is Endless' (solo) - Cameo Picturehouse, Edinburgh.
Society of Scottish Artists, annual show - Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Royal Scottish Academy Open - Edinburgh
Identity Through Landscape - House for an Art Lover, Glasgow
Stuffed - Newave Gallery, Aberdeen

2015
Royal Scottish Academy Open - Edinburgh
National Open Art exhibition, Moving Image category
Bells From the Deep - Hundred Years Gallery, London
Identity/Memory – Gallery on the Corner, London
Nothing Is Ever Taken. Nothing Is Ever Undone
  • Andrew Phillips
  • Nothing Is Ever Taken. Nothing Is Ever Undone
  • Mixed Media
We Are Ajar To The Night
  • Andrew Phillips
  • We Are Ajar To The Night
  • Mixed Media
I Am The Shape Lifting From Earth
  • Andrew Phillips
  • I Am The Shape Lifting From Earth
  • Mixed Media
Sink Into Mineral Darkness
  • Andrew Phillips
  • Sink Into Mineral Darkness
  • Mixed Media
The Forgotten Song
  • Andrew Phillips
  • The Forgotten Song
  • Mixed Media
Light Of Longing
  • Andrew Phillips
  • Light Of Longing
  • Mixed Media
Of Miracles And Bliss
  • Andrew Phillips
  • Of Miracles And Bliss
  • Mixed Media
Immerse
  • Andrew Phillips
  • Immerse
  • Mixed Media

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