Phillip Reeves BRITISH, b. 1985

Through painting, Phillip Reeves depicts fictional and occasionally fantastical scenes that initially explore the blurred sense of time and place within memories. Dreamlike interiors and landscapes incorporate familiar elements of life that both stylistically and symbolically can either represent a quasi- nostalgic ordinariness or an improbable world. The isolation and dislocation of people and objects, and the exploration of subtle spatial relationships, recall the hazy state of dreams in which certain details become dominant while others fade away into the unconscious. The result of this can be both realistic and subtly uncanny, for example, a surreal theatre recalling an idealised vacation or a deep personal longing for past experiences, perhaps linking in with an emotive memory of play.