Lives in London (United Kingdom), born in Germany.
Philip Newcombe transfers objects out of their everyday context by way of subtle manipulations and well-aimed interventions. The original function and meaning of the object shifts and integrates itself within the exhibition space. Newcombe has his common objects communicate with viewers through a game that alternates between recognition, formalism and language, which often yields some amazing poetry. An Eiffel Tower as a doorstop, for instance, or a pink lolly as a child's coat hanger on an immaculate white wall.
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Philip Newcombe, Eiffel Tower, 2009. Object, a4 copy folded up and used as a doorstop, 5.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm.
Philip Newcombe, Signal, 2012. Object, needle, thead from the button that fell from your coat, dipped in perfume, 5 x 9 cm.
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El Hotel Eléctrico – Room...
21 February 2014 - 11 May 2014.
What was lost when animation entered the field of cinema, and subjected itself to strict cinematic parameters? El Hotel Eléctrico went lookin