Saturday, January 19, 2008

Brad Phillips Does What He Wants

I'm going to make it a point not to fish around for articles on Brad Phillips. I wouldn't want to come across anything that so much as whispers the words "post-modern" in regards to his work, because I am really liking Brad Phillips right now. I'm going to assume that BP makes paintings out of a real devotional love of the image he solidifies in paint. So what if someone else, someone far more famous and canonized by history, already painted it? He likes it a lot, why not paint it again? So what if it is a cultural cliché that can easy be achieved with a magazine and a glue stick, I like the way ransom-style cutout messages look too. And so fucking what if this painting is of a seminal graphic design motif that has been published by the millions? Those rainbow stripes fucking rock, and Brad Phillips knows it. Winona never looked better.

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We're Not Dead

Unknown Painting


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Private Study

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Picnic for One

Ms. Ryder

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If I Had a Pseudonym

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Discouraging Letter

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Dear Anxiety

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Balanced Conditions

After Carlo

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Youth in Asia


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

im brad phillips. my mom found this, because my mom googles me all the time. thanks for your sweet compliments. i don't think anyone has ever mentioned my work as being post modern, but i wish i had known you when i needed a press release last year. i like your thoughts on my work more than my own