Phillip Reeves

Phillip uses painting, performance, installation and film to create characters and motifs based around fictional narratives that he has been exploring for many years. Some of his more recent works include what he loosely describes as costume design - using oil paint applied to dressmaker's paper, he has produced a series of life size paper cutout painting/clothing combinations, removed from the confines of the painted canvas, creating a surreal yet body-related presence and connection to a fiction and reality beyond our own.

Artworks

Stripey Trousers

Oil on dress maker's paper
100 x 50cm
129.00

Stripey Trousers

A hand-painted, hand-cut paper pair of trousers, part of Phillip Reeves' Paper Clothes series.

Prawn Jumper

Oil paint on dress maker's paper
73x130 cm
129.00

Prawn Jumper

A life sized, hand cut, hand painted jumper, part of Phillip Reeves' Paper Clothes series.

Brown Boots

Oil on dress maker's paper
18x25 cm
39.00

Brown Boots

A hand-painted, hand-cut pair of paper boots, part of Phillip Reeves' Paper Clothes series.

Green Shoes

Oil on dress maker's paper
13x25 cm
39.00

Green Shoes

A hand painted, hand cut pair of shoes, part of Phillip Reeves' Paper Clothes series.

Gravy Boats

Oil on aluminum dibond composite

Gravy Boats

Noh masks have been a constant in Phillip Reeve's work for many years. This piece is based upon a parade of characters in seen the street by the artist. Philip has used these characters repeatedly in different settings, imagining them performing a time travelling soap opera that he creates sets for, ready for them to act scenes out in.

Piggy Back Men

Oil on aluminum dibond composite

Piggy Back Men

The imagary in this work involves uniforms and hierarchies, pomp and ceremony. Here we see the brave and strong captains of the army, being piggy backed to shore by servants, like spoiled kittens avoiding a puddle.

Sausages

HD film (10 mins)

Sausages

This film was spawned from Phillip's performance piece, Sausages. Rather than make a simple document of the performance, he decided to embellish it wiht an added narrative: As the spoils of war are unceremoniously dumped upon the factory floor, the mysterious appearance of a young woman in a blue dress adds intrigue to the finale, as the dirt laden air thickens the vacuous atmosphere that surrounds this culinary art noir spectacle.

Paella Kimono

Oil paint on dress maker's paper

Paella Kimono

A hand-painted, hand-cut paper kimono, part of Phillip Reeves' Paper Clothes series. Each piece in this series is comprised of individual paper components, hand cut from dressmaker's paper and hand painted in oil paint by the artist. The Paella motif comes from a personal story of the artist, where he made a restaurant quality paella using only basic utensils, completely astounding his guests.

Beekeeper Suit

Oil on dress maker's Paper

Beekeeper Suit

A hand-painted, hand-cut paper kimono, part of Phillip Reeves' Paper Clothes series. Each piece in this series is comprised of individual paper components, hand cut from dressmaker's paper and hand painted in oil paint by the artist. The character of The Beekeeper is a frequent reoccurrence in Phillip Reeve's work. Here, he removes the person inside the costume and presents the basic items needed to create a Beekeeper.

Solo Exhibitions

2017   Sausage Pile Up, Vesterbro Showroom, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014   Paper Walls, Le Salon Vert, Geneva, Switzerland

2014   Abandoned Land: Sharp Continent, Vitrine Gallery, London

2012   Vytlacil Artist in Residency Exhibition, Vytlacil Campus, Sparkill, New York

2012   Crystal Walk, New York Factory Studios, Brooklyn, New York

2011   Bludgeoned by Moonlight, Copenhagen Place, London

2008   The Shipping Forecast, The Foundry, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019   Art Rooms, The Lancaster Hotel, London

2018   Bog Standard, Morelands, Old Street, London

2018   Visions at The Nunnery with Bedwyr Williams, Bow Arts Trust, London

2018   Immersive Innovation II, WeWork, Old Street, London

2018   CPG Annual Open, CPG Gallery, Southwark Park, London

2018   Immersive Innovation, WeWork, Old Street, London

2018   The Graduate Art Prize, Herbert Smith Freehills, London

2018   Tetris Hang, Family House Space, New Cross, London

2018   Newhaven Open, UTC Harborside, Newhaven, East Sussex

2018   Summer Exhibition, Phillips, Mayfair, London

2018   Wytham Hall Painting Prize, Wytham Hall, Maida Vale, London

2018   Conspiracy of The Real, Tenderpixel Gallery, Cecil Court, London

2018   ‘Sausages’ screened at Wilds Rents, London Bridge, London

2018   ‘Sausages’ screened at Play Button Film Festival, Chennai, India

2017   Et Tu, Art Brute? Andrew Edlin Gallery, Bowery, New York

2017   PIY Paint Lounge, Sluice Biennial, Bohemia Place, Hackney, London

2017   Deptford X Festival, Goldsmiths Studios, Deptford, London

2017   The Lynn Painter - Stainers Art Prize, The Guildhall, Guildford

2017   The Lynn Painter - Stainers Art Prize, Mall Galleries, London

2017   The Dentons Art Prize, One Fleet Place, London

2016   Radar, Phillips Auction House, Mayfair, London

2016   Fantasy, De Flore, Yongsan Gu, Seoul, South Korea

2016   SNAKEHORSEGOATMONKEY, Guest Projects, Yinka Shonibare Studio, London

2016   Sunridge Avenue Projects with Dom From Luton, Dom's Mum's House, Luton

2016   School Of The Damned End Of Year Exhibition, Lewisham Art House, London

2015   School Of The Damned at The South London Gallery, Peckham, London

2015   Ways Of Looking, School Of The Damned, Hanover Projects, University of Lancashire

2015   Rausschmeisser, School Of The Damned, Vulpes Vulpes, Bermondsey, London

2015   School Of The Damned Interim Show, 2 Queens, Leicester

2015   Roulade, Husk Gallery, Limehouse, London

2015   The Garden Project With Natalie Sanders, Stoke Newington, London

2015   Buzzed, Phillips Auction House, Mayfair, London

2015   R.A.M, School Of The Damned, Mother Studios, Hackney Wick, London

2014   Paul Smith at Frieze, Mayfair, London

2014   Embassy of Foreign Artists, Carouge, Geneva

2014   John Peacock Gallery, Maiden Erlegh Alumni Exhibition, Reading, England

2013   Reformed Church of Latter Day Paddling Pools, South Bermondsey, London

2013   Summer Show, Phillips Auction House, Victoria, London

2013   Small Works Show, Skylight Gallery, Chelsea, New York

2013   Pulse Art Fair with Hous Projects Gallery, Chelsea, New York

2013   Piece by Piece, Skylight Gallery, Chelsea, New York

 

Other Projects

2018 Studio Residency and Solo Exhibition at Husk Gallery, Limehouse

2018 Performance at Caberet Zoltaire, as part of curator Vlada Tcharyeva’s performance programme at the home of DADA in Zurich

Residencies and Awards

2018   Winner of The Wytham Hall Painting Prize, selected by Vanessa Jackson RA, Sacha Craddock, Danny Rolph and Daniel Sturgis

2017   Shortlisted for The Dentons Art Prize, curated by Niamh White

2017   Selected for The Lynn Painter - Stainers Prize Exhibition

2015 - 2016   The School of The Damned

2014   Artist in Residence at Embassy of Foreign Artists, Geneva

2014   Artist Scholarship from Canton of Geneva

2012   Awarded The Elizabeth V. Sullivan Scholarship at The Arts Students League of New York

2012   Artist in Residence at The Vytlacil School of The Arts Students League of New York

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