Tom Phillips work as an artist spans across a multitude of media. Perhaps most famous are his fine art works incorporating found text (such as his ‘Humument’, an ongoing project since 1966).
Born in 1937, Phillips has taken on many roles including curator, critic, and Royal Academician. His artistic background saw him taught by Frank Auerbach at Camberwell School of Art having attendied…Show more lectures and drawing classes at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford (where he read English at the University).
Phillips’ genius has also seen him write an opera, translate Dante’s ‘Inferno’, and create numerous theatre set designs. The importance of the written word pervades his work in every medium.Show less
"Tom Phillips' work is an emotional dance between visual and linguistic poetry. His pieces document the typographical British Pop Art of the 20th Century with a verbal sensitivity and sense of intimacy. "
Verity Babbs - Rise Art Curator
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