Approved: 03.03.2008

Phil Illingworth

Artist, Curator

Approved: 03.03.2008

I hoard ideas. Certain things fascinate me for reasons which may be elusive, like a face that seems familiar but which I can't quite place. My practice is about exploring these ideas, and probing for the ingredients which caused them to become rooted in my imagination. My practice is defined by experimentation, and I am more interested in posing questions than in providing answers. My work tends

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Biography

I hoard ideas. Certain things fascinate me for reasons which may be elusive, like a face that seems familiar but which I can't quite place. My practice is about exploring these ideas, and probing for the ingredients which caused them to become rooted in my imagination. My practice is defined by experimentation, and I am more interested in posing questions than in providing answers. My work tends to be driven by concept rather than discrete process, whilst the relationship between concept, the materials I use and form of execution is always carefully considered. My work includes three-dimensional objects, three-dimensional painting, experimental drawing, video and photography.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions
2012 - Frightening Albert, WW Gallery, London
2009 - Little Gods, Gallery Art Space, Portsmouth

Selected Group exhibitions
2015 - 6Gins, Royal Standard, Liverpool
2015 - Autocatalytic Future Games, No Format Gallery, London
2014 - Jerwood Drawing Prize, National Tour
2013 - Jerwood Drawing Prize, London
2013 - Marmite Prize IV, Manchester, Glasgow, Cambridge, Plymouth, London
2013 - North South Divine, Platform A Gallery, Middlesbrough
2013 - North South Divine, WW Gallery, London
2012 - Say what you see, Aspex, Portsmouth
2011 - Salon 2011, Matt Roberts Arts, London
2010 - John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
2010 - Salon Art Prize 2010, Matt Roberts Arts, London
2010 - Time, Wilson Williams Gallery, London
2009 - Affluenza, Affluenza Exhibition, Clerkenwell, London
2009 - Come Together, CoExist Gallery, Southend-on-Sea
2009 - GASP, Art Space, Portsmouth
2009 - Travelling Light, WW Gallery / Pharos, London & the 53rd Venice Biennale
2009 - Mink Schmink - WW Gallery, London
2009 - PG: Parental Guidance, WW Gallery, London