Richard Phillips is known for employing glossy imagery of models and stock characters from commercial imagery to produce forms of pop erotica. Creating works of appealing estrangement using hyperrealistic drawing and painting techniques, the artist depicts models that are over-perfected to an alienating degree. In this lithographic print, a beautiful young woman’s face is framed by tousled hair that whips dramatically around her face in shiny strands, suggesting pure artifice. The technical, academic nature of the image conveys the precise architecture of its fantasy image.
Richard Phillips (b. 1962 in Marblehead, Massachusetts) lives and works in New York. He received his BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston and his MFA from Yale University, Connecticut. Recent solo exhibitions include Negation of the Universe at Dallas Contemporary, Texas (2014); Lindsay Lohan at Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2012); Paintings and Drawings at Le Consortium, Dijon (2004); Richard Phillips, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg (2002); and Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich (2000). Phillips participated in the 54th Venice Biennale, Venice (2011).
Lithograph on Somerset Satin Paper
24 x 24 in.
Edition of 38
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