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Cece Philips

Cece Philips (b. 1996 in London, UK) is a London based painter whose luminous compositions explore the associations we hold towards certain actions, dress, even mannerisms in order to intervene in historical canons. Working from a combination of archival sources, fiction, and memory Philips’ approach to postures and composition rewrites canonical imagery to imagine both a different subject and viewer. These subjects are depicted in a rich colour palette, with an attention to light and space that lends the work a psychological and narrative depth – details that lead us through and beyond the work and activate the viewer’s own imagination. She had her debut solo exhibition I See in Colour at HOME by Ronan McKenzie in April 2021. Select exhibitions have since included Memories of the Future, Post Gallery Zurich, 2021; Between the Dog and the Wolf, ADA Contemporary, 2022; and The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, Peres Projects Berlin, 2022. Philips is currently pursuing her MA in painting at the Royal College of Art in London.


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