April 14th - May 13th, 2018
Philip Newcombe subtly alters everyday objects, creating through the manipulations he makes in relation to their original function, a whole host of possible narratives / alternative realities. Like a deflating beach ball filled with air from the lungs of a dying man or a folded up piece of paper of the most beautiful place in the world, carried around in his back pocket, these objects go beyond the exhibition’s space / time-frame. Some are erected as performative monuments, like the fact of sucking a gobstopper to create a universe or dipping a piece of thread from a fallen button, in perfume. Although at times the work appears elusive, it is nevertheless still concerned with a form of intimate and direct communication with the onlooker.
Philip Newcombe (b. Germany 1970. Lives and works in the UK).Recent selected exhibitions include solo exhibitions at 'ATTIC', Brussels (2018), ‘A+’ Berlin (2017), Maria Stenfors, London (2015, 2014), CAPC Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux (curated by Alexis Vaillant, 2013) and group shows at MUDAM, Luxembourg (2016) MuHKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (2014), Tripode, Rezé, Nantes (2014), Neon Parc, Melbourne, Aus (2013), CAPC Bordeaux (2012), Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London (2009), New York Art Book Fair with Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco (2008), Centre d'art Contemporain, Chamarande. Paris (2008). Newcombe recently completed a residency in 2017 at CCA Andtratx, Mallorca.