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Portfolio of MAGGIE PHILO
maggie.philo@gmail.com
Northbrook College
Northbrook College
Exhibition: Art (05 Jul 2012) Exhibition: GLASSHOUSE 2012 (05 Jul 2012)
My work includes painting, printmaking and site specific installation.

Surfaces fascinate me — for what they tell us about history, time and the human desire to decorate and deface. The paintings shown here reflect deconstructed journeys taken in Southern India in March 2012. They are landscapes, not presented as views, but as a number of panels. Each set of panels is a single walk. Each panel embodies something seen on the walk. The visual link between the panels is not one that comes from the imposition of aesthetic values – colour harmony for example. Instead each work, taken as a whole, reflects the jarring contrasts of the real world — the new and the old, the brash and the mellow. As is. I find this kind of realism intriguing.

My work is based on photographs taken as I walk. The difficulty is having the self discipline to take pictures of what, at the time, appears ugly or inconsequential as well as what appears to have charm or beauty.

The panels are made from gesso on board. I then work on them using graphite, charcoal, pastel and egg tempera made using pigments I have collected on my travels. Each layer is burnished into the gesso. In this way the making of the surface comes to reflect how the original surface developed over time.

Influences: Cy Twombly, Antoni Tapies, Gerhard Richter, Nina Murdoch, Alf Löhr.

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Morning Walk Tanjore 2012 - Egg Tempera, pigment, charcoal and graphite on gesso 1180mm x 1025mm


Palace Walk Tanjore 2012 - Egg tempera, pigment and charcoal on gesso 1290mm x 1190mm


Morning Walk Tanjore (detail 1) - Egg Tempera, pigment, charcoal and graphite on gesso


Morning Walk Tanjore (detail 2) - Egg Tempera, pigment, charcoal and graphite on gesso


Palace Walk Tanjore (detail 1) - Egg Tempera, pigment & charcoal, on gesso


Palace Walk Tanjore (detail 2) - Egg Tempera, pigment & charcoal, on gesso


Palace Walk Tanjore (detail 3) - Egg Tempera, pigment & charcoal, on gesso


Early Morning Walk Tanjore 2012 - Egg tempera, pigment, charcoal and graphite on gesso and acrylic stucco 1200mm x 520mm


Early Morning Walk Tanjore (detail) - Egg tempera, pigment, charcoal and graphite on gesso


Returning from the Atlas Mountains 2011 - Monoprint on paper 395mm x 250mm


On the way to the souk 2011 - Monoprint on paper 450mm x 350mm


Untitled 2 2012 - Etching with aquatint on 2 plates 195mm x 150mm


Untitled 1 2011 - Monoprint on paper 465mm x 350mm


Untitled 4 2011 - Monoprint on paper 465mm x 350mm


Untitled 3 2012 - Etching with aquatint on 2 plates 195mm x 150mm


Shifting Ground 2012, Pallant House Gallery installation - Oil & acrylic on MDF 800mm x 550mm x 75mm


Shifting Ground (detail 2) Oil & acrylic on MDF


Shifting Ground (detail 1) Oil on MDF




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