Philjames Exhibition 'SMILEX The Lite Ages'
'SMILEX The Lite Ages' continues on Philjames' practice of reinterpreting the narrative of time and place through reworking familiar images ranging from old masters to religious icons and sporting greats. Delicate and detailed paintings are subtly applied onto vintage prints challenging the viewer to look beyond the surface image and into the depth of the artist’s imagination.
Through this process Philjames creates a world for his audience that is somehow familiar yet also bizarre. Toying with concepts and imagery from popular culture these images are at once accessible yet demanding of contemplation, they are cheeky and humorous but also reflect the intelligence and depth of the artist’s character.
Philjames has been a finalist in the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, the Dobel Prize for Drawing, the Blake Prize and the John Fries Memorial Prize. He has also shown with many important galleries Eva Breuer, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Ray Hughes Gallery Alaska Projects and Damien Minton Gallery.
Thursday 26th September 6-8pm
Wedneday 25th September - Saturday 5th October 2013
DAMIEN MINTON GALLERY
583 ELIZABETH STREET REDFERN