scratch mark

31st May – 4th June, open daily 11 – 6pm

Private view 2nd June, 6 – 8pm

Philip’s work explores the inheritance of common art, architectural and visual languages.   The series of paintings in the exhibition “scratch mark” combine art historical references with contemporary visual idioms to create layered works that conform to neither representational nor abstract painting conventions.   He uses a variety of painting techniques and styles to emphasise the different origin and character of the varied source material he chooses to reference.  The resulting works are reminiscent of digital or screen-based imagery whilst still emphasising their hand-crafted construction and manufacturing process.

Philip’s sculptural works similarly reference their heritage as familiar 3D objects and artifacts.   He recreates common household forms as “sculpture” using a variety of non-conventional sculptural materials.  By stripping these objects of their utilitarian purpose, he emphasises the aesthetics of their familiar domestic origin.  For “scratch mark” he will be exhibiting several pieces from his series of wireframe urns and vases.


Philip Williams is a painter, sculptor and printmaker working in London. Philip graduated from Central St. Martins art school, London in 2016.   He is the winner of the Hollyport Prize and has been shortlisted for the Clyde & Co award, Jackson Art Prize and Wells Art Contemporary Award. His work has been exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in London, elsewhere in the UK and overseas. His work is held in collections in the UK, China and USA.


Instagram: @philipmwilliams