Turning the traditional into the new, and the real into the imaginary, Salon Style features a collection of large surreal wall-size black and white paintings that hang at angles that push and pull at the architecture of the gallery space. Blurring the boundaries between painting and graphic design, these works present a series of pre modern-era paintings that have been re-interpreted through an illustrative sensibility. “Linear representation is the de facto language of our culture” says Phillips. “Although it does not exist anywhere in nature, it has become fully ingrained within the western mind.” Phillip’s uses a traditional technique known as forced perspective to distort the original painting and states, “I am trying to expand and dimensionalize the painting, so the viewer can look beyond its two dimensional frame and into a deeper, more meaningful space.”

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