(Rowan Phillips, “The Blues”, latex digital print on 200g Fabriano)
Markings, an exhibition by Rowan Phillips opens at artSPACE durban on October 22 at 11h00.
Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Rowan Phillips studied at the Michaelis School of Art in Cape Town, majoring in etching, lithography and typography. He taught Art, worked in design studios and advertising agencies in Zimbabwe and in South Africa. He has exhibited in solo and group shows in his home country, here in South Africa and overseas.
“Texture, line and tone are my space, spirituality and people my passion. The human form is an amazing landscape and vehicle of expression. I have enjoyed exploring the combination of mark-making in the time-honoured way on paper and through photographic and digital means…call it 21st century mixed media. I have always been drawn to the cavernous depths of Rembrandt’s etchings and Kollwitz’s deeply affecting empathy with her subjects, both of them, through the graphic elements which speak to me, saying very profound things about things of the spirit and of the very material world of suffering ”.
Markings runs at artSPACE durban from October 22 until November 10.
artSPACE durban is situated at 3 Millar Road (off Umgeni Road) close to the Waste Centre. More information on 031 312 0793 or visit www.artspacedurban.co.za or www.artspacedurban.blogspot.com