Richard Phillips, ‘The Night’, 2012, Dallas Contemporary

About Richard Phillips

Richard Phillips' portraits combine lurid imagery with a refined, academic painting style. Valuing critique as an intrinsic part of composition as much as canvas and paint, Phillips takes material from sources like soft porn, advertising, fashion, celebrity culture, and Pop art, translating it into glossy, photorealist works with stylized, close-up figures rendered in heightened color or black and white. His provocative oil paintings—such as Frieze, 2009, a realistic representation of a woman on her back with and issue of the art magazine Frieze inserted into her vagina—reveal how images can be used to distort truth and wield power.

American, b. 1962, Marblehead, Massachusetts, based in New York, New York

Group Shows

2018
San Francisco,
2017
University of Tennessee School of Art, 
Knoxville,
Limited Box Edition
2017
2017
New York,
Contemporary Magic
2017
The FLAG Art Foundation, 
New York, USA,
Cynthia Daignault: There is Nothing I could Say That I Haven't Thought Before
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