Lot 351 - Philip Cole - 4.16.b
Coloured Polyester Resins and Fibreglass
A6 (15x10x1cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
I first encountered polystyrene resin whilst working under the guidance of Tanya Dean at Brighton College of Art and I fell in love with it as a material to use in painting and sculpture. In the last 15 years I have been investigating its properties and experimenting with its possibilities. My work has often been characterised by process and is informed by my ongoing interest in elemental shapes and forms and by the architecture of print media and packaging.
I have been concerned with how to combine a limited number of elements; colour, form, tint and shade whilst being bounded by a set of rules of engagement. I have tended to work methodically with one colour area addressed at a time. Having a procedure to which I usually adhere has then freed me up to investigate other relationships.
Thus, the works are constructed and derived from a particular approach and a technique, they have more to do with painting and sculpture than they do anything else.
Sussex University BA Hons
I am a painter, maker and teacher and have exhibited at: Phoenix Art Space, Brighton, Community Arts Centre, Brighton, ONCA Gallery, Brighton, RA Summer show London, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, the Eyesees Gallery in Arles, France and at Project78 Gallery in St Leonards on Sea. I served for a number of years as a trustee for Project Art Works (PAW) Hastings. I have enjoyed working alongside other artists and have curated and co-curated a number of exhibitions including ‘JDWC’ at the Kino Teatr, St Leonards on Sea, ‘Diastr’, H_A_R_D_P_A_I_N_T_I_N_G and H_A_R_D_P_A_I_N_T_I_N_G_x2 at Phoenix Brighton.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
These works: 4.16.a - d are investigations into colour relationships. The colours chosen are intuitive and I have tended to work using one colour at a time, allowing subsequent decisions to be determined by previous. There is also a focus on the meeting point of each coloured rectangle and these edges range from hard to fuzzy. This is reflected in the titles.
It was challenging but interesting to work at such a small scale and I will be able to take some of the lessons learned further into my ongoing practice. All 4 painting objects were completed in September 2022
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