A HIERARCHY OF LOSS
Philipson’s work explores the poetics of photography and its ability to present description without place. His seemingly unrelated images, when placed together, expose a shared language. The result is an unsettling exploration through territories as diverse as the elegiac texture of his landscapes to the texture of skin itself.
The currency of the sublime runs through every aspect of Philipson’s work. His upcoming exhibition shows a series of ethereal photographs which transport you from a frozen lake, to a misty tree-lined road, to a night owl caught in the flash of a light. The effect is one of an almost David Lynch-ian strangeness, deftly offset by a sweeping gesture towards German romanticism.
Paul has exhibited widely over the last five years, having shown his work at Vyner Street Gallery in London, Arts Aporia in Osaka and at Spacement Gallery in Melbourne.