Friday, March 19, 2010

Philip Root

"The installations and happenings I create give form to an event where the paintings become objects, creating a structure which holds itself together through composition and colour. Landscapes form themselves out of still lives, the edge of the table becomes a horizon, an orange the sun. The canvas is divided into halves, thirds, the painting is always fluid and ever changing, through deconstruction and erasure the painting constantly remains in a state of flux. The subject of the work revolves around my own fascinations with human nature, we put faith into objects and then imbue them with a different sense of purpose or meaning, they change from something ordinary to something significant. This recently bought me onto the idea of clairvoyance and the Victorian invention of the séance and tarot, stemming from earlier works exploring pagan worship."