Lives in London (United Kingdom), born in Germany.
Philip Newcombe transfers objects out of their everyday context by way of subtle manipulations and well-aimed interventions. The original function and meaning of the object shifts and integrates itself within the exhibition space. Newcombe has his common objects communicate with viewers through a game that alternates between recognition, formalism and language, which often yields some amazing poetry. An Eiffel Tower as a doorstop, for instance, or a pink lolly as a child's coat hanger on an immaculate white wall.
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Beach ball filled with ai...
Philip Newcombe, Beach ball filled with air from the lungs of a dying man, 2010. Object, ball, object to expire over time, ø 60 cm.
Philip Newcombe, Dunce, 2009-2013. Object, metal kick plates for doors placed in the corner of a room.
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El Hotel Eléctrico – Room...
21 February 2014 - 11 May 2014.
What was lost when animation entered the field of cinema, and subjected itself to strict cinematic parameters? El Hotel Eléctrico went lookin