Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Paul Philp

Vase No. 1

About two years ago, I attended a small art show at one of my favorite to the trade antiques stores on Manhattan, Dillingham & Co. The artist who was featured was a ceramicist, Paul Philp. I was immediately impressed with his work, which is ceramic vessels and sculptures. Paul Philp is a Welsh artist born in 1941. In doing a search on him he is also selling via his gallery, Hedge, on 1st Dibs! If you're lucky enough to live in California, Hedge is in San Francisco and you should definitely take a look at his work in person, as an image could never do as well as the real thing.

Chalice No. 41
Sculpture No. 42
Vessel No. 22
Sculpture No. 2

What do you think? I really love the neutral colors of the pieces at first glance but if you look closer they are so dynamic and have little bits of other colors in them. I also love how the shapes are so smooth and beautiful, but the surface has more of a rough texture. Interesting juxtaposition, YAH??

Alicia B.

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