Philip Newcombe

Philip Newcombe

6 pink gym balls liberated from a lifetime of physical abuse, 2014

Gym balls in bright, bubblegum-pink, a folded up paper in an empty white room. Philip Newcombe often uses familiar, everyday objects such as lollipops, darts, paper and beach balls in creating his installations. Subtly modifying the relationship between the objects, he is able to engage them in a dialogue with the viewer and the space around them.

Newcombe creates ambiguous and sometimes contradictory narratives by adding or subtracting from the familiar objects. His works balance on a fine line between fact and fiction and often not all is what it seems to be at first glance. The artworks feed off against each other, like protagonists in a theatre play. Philip Newcombe was born in 1970 in Germany and lives and works in London. His recent works have been exhibited in London, Rotterdam, Paris, Melbourne and Bordeaux. 

6 pink gym balls liberated from a lifetime of physical abuse, 2014

Beach ball filled with air from the lungs of a dying man, 2010

Object for people with a window seat, 2015

Clap, 2014, rubber band snapped to the sound of a loud clap, 33 cm

Dunce, 2014

9H Rainbow, 2014, 9H pencil on wall. 43 years, 6 months, 4 days, 18 hours, 15 minutes, 17 seconds, 285 x 526 cm, site-specific

9H Rainbow, 2014, 9H pencil on wall. 43 years, 6 months, 4 days, 18 hours, 15 minutes, 17 seconds, 285 x 526 cm, site-specific

Untitled, 2009, altered ‘Smiley World’ sticker, 8.5cm

Planet Heavy Shit, 2010

Pollen, 2013

Pink Cloud, 2010

Pink Cloud, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

Text by Maria Björnsdotter

Photography by Mike Taylor

 


Courtesy of the Artist
Philip Newcombe
www.philipnewcombe.com

Courtesy of the gallery Maria Stenfors, London
www.mariastenfors.com

 

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