Clockwise from top Left corner: 'Reflections' - 67cm x 100cm, oil on canvas; 'Traverse' - 85cm x 85cm, oil on canvas; 'Glass in the Sky' - 75cm x 100cm, oil on canvas; 'Slipping by on 34th street' - 90cm x 90cm, oil on linen; 'Sea of Glass' - 70cm x 100cm, oil on canvas; Artist Philip Barlow with 'Light Train II' - 180cm x 270cm, oil on linen
"Although I work within a long tradition of landscape painting, my depiction of the ‘seen’ landscape is simply a vehicle through which I navigate territory of another nature. A landscape less ordinary; where the line between the physical and the spiritual realm has seemingly been removed. However, these scenarios are not intended to be of a surreal nature. Hopefully they will seem curiously familiar and convincingly real.
The figures in the landscape serve as carriers and reflectors of the light that falls upon them. Bathed in the luminosity, it is my hope that they would become more beautiful. To me, light is the ultimate subject because it embodies the pinnacle of all reality."—Philip Barlow, Artist
Philip currently lives and paints in Noordhoek, Cape Town. He is married and has two children and a dog.
Cape Town, South Africa