E Bruce Phillips, Jr
E. Bruce Phillips Jr. (M.F.A., painting, 2002) is a Birmingham, Alabama-based mixed-media artist. Phillips’ works reveal concerns with the binaries of interior and exterior, form and space, representation and abstraction. Synthesizing painting, drawing, and collage, he fuses formal concerns with the representational image, often including his own photographs of architectural spaces and elements. Phillips’ photographs are often the starting point of the compositions, which are founded in spatial relationships, with abstracted forms radiating from the orthogonal lines of perspective found in each image. The compositions’ denouement is Phillips’ exploration of color, joining hues in coherent, harmonious relationships. Phillips was born in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2016, he was honored with the Alabama State Council for the Arts’ Individual Artists Fellowship. He has shown his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the southern U.S. and Germany. Phillips’ was born in Atlanta, Georgia. “Art has always been my passion. I remember a certain excitement and sense of fulfillment during a pilot art program for talented first graders. High school brought drafting to light; and college an opportunity to explore architecture.” In 2016, he was the recipient of the Individual Artists Fellowship with the Alabama State Council for the Arts. Phillips’ has shown his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the southern US and Germany.