ERIN AFTER JAY ISAAC AFTER BONNARD
oil on canvas
signed, titled and dated 2009 on the reverse
18 ins x 14 ins; 45.7 cms x 35.6 cms
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Toronto-born Brad Phillips is an artist and writer who’s work encompasses a range of themes and media. His paintings display astonishing breadth, from text-based to photo-realism, referring in many cases directly to his daily life. In an interview in 2015, Phillips states, “I am earnestly interested in using painting to document my life, in the hopes of connecting to other people.” In Erin After Jay Isaac After Bonnard, (2009), Phillips connects the silhouette of his wife Erin to the multi-media artist Jay Isaac to the Post Impressionistic painter Pierre Bonnard, the sparsely rendered form standing in sharp contrast to the lush and sensual French master. The brooding, yet alert German Shepherds of Endless September, (2004) underscore the darkness of suburban life, a persistent theme throughout Phillips work.
Phillips exhibits internationally with shows in New York, London, Boston, Zurich and Berlin and is in the collections of the Glembow Museum, RBC and the Hauser and Wirth Collection.
Private Collection, Toronto