J. Philipp White

29 06 2011

Mr. White’s work is filled with arresting images. His work is another example of pieces where I have found the same pics that I used. These I believe have been heavily photoshoped. And they look great. He’s also blown them up to a larger size which I have done myself. And he sells his work. Which I have not done so much. Good for  him. I had a good time looking at Mr. White’s work. I think you might as well.

‘Much of my art deals with the subject of man’s inhumanity to man. My artistic aspirations are to heighten the viewers awareness of what has happened and what is happening to the human condition today as well as to raise pertinent questions and, ideally, to evoke an emotional and thought-provoking response. Admittedly, there are some scenes that may confront the psyche as shocking at first, but my hope is that upon closer examination and after further contemplation, these pieces will reveal themselves in the positive way in which they are intended.

This is part of the artist’s statement. I shouldn’t read these things because I inevitably get a bad impression of the artist. In this case Mr. White seems somewhat apologetic about his work. Which he needn’t be. Very few collage works are controversial, in Mr. White’s work or anyone else’s that I have seen. There is something about collage work that disperses your attention so that one’s impression of the work is … watered down.

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