Richard Phillips


Brussels

  • , Rome, 2016
    Oil and wax emulsion on linen
    274,30 x 182,9 cm
    108 x 72 inches
  • , Cairo, 2016
    Oil and wax emulsion on linen
    259,1 x 172,7 cm
    102 x 68 inches
  • , Cologne, 2016
    Oil and wax emulsion on linen
    259,1 x 172,7 cm
    102 x 68 inches
  • , Istanbul, 2016
    Oil and wax emulsion on linen
    259,1 x 172,7 cm
    102 x 68 inches
  • , As Yet Titled (New Horizontal), 2016
    Oil and wax emulsion on linen
    271,8 x 330,2 cm
    107 x 130 inches
  • , MMXVI I, 2016
    Oil and wax emulsion on linen
    162,6 x 121,9 cm
    64 x 48 inches
  • , MMXVI II, 2016
    Oil and wax emulsion on linen
    162,6 x 121,9 cm
    64 x 48 inches
  • , MMXVI III, 2016
    Oil and wax emulsion on linen
    162,6 x 121,9 cm
    64 x 48 inches
  • , MMXVI IV, 2016
    Oil and wax emulsion on linen
    162,6 x 121,9 cm
    64 x 48 inches
  • , MMXVI V, 2016
    Oil and wax emulsion on linen
    162,6 x 121,9 cm
    64 x 48 inches
  • , MMXVI VI, 2016
    Oil and wax emulsion on linen
    162,6 x 121,9 cm
    64 x 48 inches
  • , MMXVI VII, 2016
    Oil and wax emulsion on linen
    162,6 x 121,9 cm
    64 x 48 inches
  • , MMXVI VIII, 2016, 2016
    Oil and wax emulsion on linen
    162,6 x 121,9 cm
    64 x 48 inches
  • , Landscape I, 2016
    Oil and wax emulsion on linen
    162,6 x 121,9 cm
    64 x 48 inches
  • , Landscape II, 2016
    Oil and wax emulsion on linen
    162,6 x 121,9 cm
    64 x 48 inches
  • , Landscape III, 2016
    Oil and wax emulsion on linen
    162,6 x 121,9 cm
    64 x 48 inches
  • , Landscape IV, 2016
    Landscape IV, 2016
    Oil and wax emulsion on linen
    162,6 x 121,9 cm
    64 x 48 inches
  • , Anthropocene Il, 2015
    Oil and wax emulsion on linen
    259,10 x 194,30 cm
    102 x 76 1/2 inches
  • , Anthropocene III, 2016
    Oil on linen
    274,3 x 192,3 cm
    108 x 75 3/4 inches
  • , Anthropocene IV, 2015
    Oil and wax emulslon on linen
    259,1 x 194,3 cm
    102 x 76 1/2 inches
  • , As Yet Titled (Skier), 2016
    Oil and wax emulsion on linen
    152,4 x 101,6 cm
    60 x 40 inches
  • , As Yet Titled (Skater), 2016
    Oil and wax emulsion on linen
    152,4 x 101,6 cm
    60 x 40 inches
  • , As Yet Titled (Red Portrait), 2016
    Oil and wax emulsion on linen
    101,6 x 76,2 cm
    40 x 30 inches

Press release

For his first solo exhibition with the gallery, American artist Richard Phillips presents a new body of paintings based on Fascist era Roman sculptures and the artwork of Cy Twombly. 

The sculptural images are sourced from the artist’s photos of the Palazzo Della Civiltà and the Foro Italico. Using a vertical halftone graphic image, the painted wax oil emulsion paintings physically reconstruct in optical color the anti-modernist sculptures intended to honor Rome's neo-classical past.  

The other series comes from close ups of Cy Twombly's Roman Salalah paintings of 2005/07 and his Final paintings of 2012. The compositions are inspired by the detailed documentary images found in artists catalogs designed to show mastery.