Phil Burman

Phil Burman
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  • Member Since
    August 6th, 2010
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    United Kingdom
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  • University
    Winchester School of Art

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Philip Burman was born in Northampton, England in 1953 and studied sculpture at Winchester School of Art from 1971-74. After early success he became disillusioned with the large size of sculpture demanded by galleries and became more interested in making work with some relevance to ordinary people’s lives and to the scale of their domestic environment. It is only recently that he has started to exhibit again having preferred to concentrate on working outside of the mainstream developing a highly idiosyncratic body of work. Burman’s sculpture is concerned with his own language of form. He is reticent to provide definitive explanations for individual pieces believing that they can affect a barrier to understanding on a visual level. The work, whilst open to interpretation is filled with symbols and references to both personal and universal experience. “Art can only be a product of its time. My art is the external part of an experience: what I’ve seen and heard, what I’ve read, where I’ve been - my obsessions”. Burman’s work is held in private collections in Europe, America and Australia. Richard Hatfield Artist/curator

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