Phil Ashcroft


Phil Ashcroft’s specific form of gestural, emotive abstraction combines flattened out 1980s style art deco and graffiti influences with references to American abstraction which often threaten to overwhelm the upper sections of his canvases.

Works held in public and private collections worldwide, commissions include projects for Aedas, Amnesty International (UK), British Film Institute, Royal Mail, Sony PSP and Swire Properties (HK). Finalist John Moores Painting Prize 2014. He studied at Harrow College of Art and Design and St Martins School of Art.

Solo exhibitions include Moonbeams, Bearspace, London (2020); Fallout, Canal Projects, London (2016); Cave Paintings, Lewisham Arthouse, London (2015); Galácticos, Gamma Transport Division, Edinburgh (2013); Toxicity, Margaret Harvey Gallery, University of Hertfordshire, St Albans (2006); Yeti In Hong Kong, EXIT, Hong Kong (2005) and Nitro Deluxe, Deptford X, London (2001).

Group exhibitions include Incomers: North Devon Artist Residency, BBNR gallery, London (2021); In Between Space, Time and a Pattern of Chaos, Fousion Gallery, Barcelona (2020); Six Days in December, Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London (2019); London Graphics (curator), Thames-Side Studios Gallery, London (2018); Live Painting in Taikoo Park, part of Hong Kong Arts Month, Art Basel Hong Kong (2018); Painter Maker (with Sibley Sparling), Henry Saywell, London (2017).

Selected Works

Gradient Yeti (FGFYCO) by Phil Ashcroft

Gradient Yeti (FGFYCO)

Prints - 78x59 cm
Krypton22 (Phthalo Turquoise) by Phil Ashcroft
Krypton22 (Deep Violet) by Phil Ashcroft

Krypton22 (Deep Violet)

Prints - 59x42 cm
Five Past Midnight by Phil Ashcroft

Five Past Midnight

Prints - 75x55 cm
Gradient Yeti (CBRV) by Phil Ashcroft

Gradient Yeti (CBRV)

Prints - 78x59 cm

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