AM has been following the work of R.M. Phoenix and the journey he has taken with his art over the last couple of years since being first introduced by mutual friends Chloe Early and Conor Harrington. His most recent body of work comes to completion with his solo exhibition entitled Nobody’s Fault But
Mine Yours Ours Mine opening at And/Or Gallery in East London, this Saturday 22nd January.
Rob’s work has evolved from a series of fluid oil paintings where he beautifully captured light and form with exquisite brushwork, to a more recent body of more controlled – but still flowing – geometrical patterns, and now into what the artist describes as “explorations of the physical experience of painting, spatial ambiguity, phenomenology and perception, uncertainty and unknowing, the awareness and experience of physical space and self, and the failures, glitches and misperceptions within seemingly simple or ordered systems, frameworks or repetitions”.
From the look of the highly defined work we see here, it looks as Phoenix’s most recent evolution of his work makes equal use of the straight edge and masking tape as creative tools, as it does a pencil or brush. A handmade book and print set in an edition of 40 copies to accompany the exhibition is also available for a very reasonably priced £15, both via the gallery and the artists website. The opening launches with a brunch at 11am (you pay for your own…OK?) at Cafe Cuatro situated above AND/OR Gallery at 171 Mare Street, E8, and runs until 3rd February.
Peep a few further images after the jump.
Discuss Rob Phoenix here.