Originally trained as a dancer, Phil Griffin’s visual interests reside in the dynamic and primal energy of movement. Phil considers emotions and feelings as physical actions, and views his work a means of rendering the ephemeral in tangible forms that he is able to record. He frequently explores themes of submission as expressed physically in the thralls of dance. The captured moments of individual abandon offer a vulnerability that convey the struggle, exhaustion, and ecstasy of motion.
The result of extremely personal and emotionally charged exchanges, Phil's images can be interpreted as conversations rather than photographs, as shared feelings rather than pictures. His work offers a unique opportunity to enjoy images of painterly beauty that capture universal abstract notions such as fear, hope and vulnerability.
Exhibition History Highlights
- Dark Matter, KETELEER Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2017 - The Artist/Knight, Kasteel Van Gaasbeek, Lennik, Belgium
- Requiem, Sunbeam Studios, London, United Kingdom
2016 - Surrender, KETELEER Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium