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Philip Barlow

Philip Barlow painting at Solo Studios 2019
plethora. oil on canvas. 120 x 120 cm

Philip describes his work as a step towards abstraction. It is primarily the exploration of light and the relationship of colour, where he at first captures his images with a camera and then translates them into a painted format. He is interested in the concept of capturing “the moment”, a millisecond in time when everything lines up perfectly. His paintings seek to explore and demonstrate this, rather like a wonderfully composed climaxof a symphony, a perfect marriage. His paintings also give us a glimpse in time where form, light and colour come together in all their complexity.

He is fascinated with the common notion that everything is random when there can be no question that there is design in everything. His is a philosophy of harmony, where even in the grit and grime of a city there is immense beauty to be discovered. A beauty that lies between the imperceptible and the unknown.

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