David Phillips

David is an artist and architectural/landscape designer. Originally from mid Wales, he now lives and works in London. His principal interests are landscape and narrative. Many of his paintings are inspired by the Welsh and English countryside and the stories that are woven into landscape. Many of his paintings are speculations on the idea that objects inserted into landscapes, manipulated landscapes and actions in landscapes have the potential to contain and communicate abstract ideas associate with morning and loss. The paintings and the sculptural interventions that they propose, seek to amplify and focus the latent qualities of place to the purpose of remembering.
The interventions are proposed as a continuation of the tradition of British landscape design establish by Capability Brown and Humphry Repton. The search for arcadia becoming a super nature where the balance between modulation and retrocession are indistinguishable. In making his works he has also been influenced by the land art movement of the 1960s, Ian Hamilton Finlay and Japanese garden design. The artists Gaspard Dughet, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and James McNeill Whistler are all continuing important influences. He studied Fine Art and Architecture at St. Martin’s School of Art, London South Bank University and the Royal College of Art. He has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in both fields.

Work by David Phillips

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