• Phillip Reeves, UFO, 2023
    Phillip Reeves
    UFO, 2023
    Oil on Canvas
    120 x 80 cm
    Phillip Reeves, UFO, 2023
    £ 4,000.00
  • Phillip Reeves, Estuary, 2022
    Phillip Reeves
    Estuary, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    110 x 80 cm
    Phillip Reeves, Estuary, 2022
    £ 4,000.00
  • Phillip Reeves, Igloo, 2022
    Phillip Reeves
    Igloo, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    110 x 80 cm
    Phillip Reeves, Igloo, 2022
    £ 4,000.00
  • Phillip Reeves, Two Smokers, 2022
    Phillip Reeves
    Two Smokers, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    110 x 80 cm
    Phillip Reeves, Two Smokers, 2022
    £ 4,000.00
  • Phillip Reeves, Crocodiles Dressed As Pandas, 2021
    Phillip Reeves
    Crocodiles Dressed As Pandas, 2021
    Oil on Aluminium Panel
    45 x 60 x 5 cm
    Phillip Reeves, Crocodiles Dressed As Pandas, 2021
    £ 900.00
  • Phillip Reeves, Invisible Mending, 2021
    Phillip Reeves
    Invisible Mending, 2021
    Oil On Aluminium Dibond
    120 x 160 x 5 cm
    Phillip Reeves, Invisible Mending, 2021
    £ 3,000.00
Things That Are Good
Chance and Consequence
The Aztecs / Ancient Egypt 
Japanese Consumer Packaging and Fonts
Urban Dérive 
Viscosity of Paint and Other Fluids
Myth Building and Lies
Arcane Rituals
The Thrill of The Chase
Beauty – but more so beauty which is in some way spoiled - Wabi-sabi 
The Occult
Costumes / Clothing / Shoes
Machines and The Speed of Industry
Traveling for a very long time to do something special for a single moment -Sentiment
Grubby Interiors 
Abandoned Relics
Tropics and Tundra / Voids and Expansive Space / New Frontiers and Plateaus
Irony and The Bitter Sweet
I work primarily with stories and narratives and have become increasingly interested in how clothing can become a costume for a character to be recognised in and reacted to according to predetermined behavioral tropes within a scenario. Taking the psychology of fashion as an undercurrent, I feature people and objects in works multiple times, seeing them as recurring characters on different sets perhaps akin to a time traveling soap opera.
I like to produce work about ideas I hear or things I read, especially stories. If the stories have been falsely elaborated - then I like them even more. The idea of making a record of history or a third hand account perhaps wayward from the truth interests me - but not with all my works. Some of the works are a private joke. 

Born in Surrey, UK

Lives and works in London, UK



2020-present      Turps Studio Programme 

2018                    MFA Fine Art Goldsmiths University of London, London 

2016                    The School of The Damned (Alternative MA Programme) 

2007                    BA Fine Art - London Metropolitan University 



2020                    Get Up! Contre Bande, Marseille, France 

2019                    Sausage Pile Up, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, Switzerland 

2014                    Paper Walls, Le Salon Vert, Geneva, Switzerland 

                            Abandoned Land: Sharp Continent, Vitrine Gallery, London, UK 



2021                    Woolwhich Contemporary Print Fair 

                            Art Car Boot Fair 

                            Medium Rare, Bermondsey Project Space 

2019                    Linqua Franca, PQH, Rainbow Wave, Camden, London 

                            RE: Bermondsey Art Group, Southwark Park Gallery, London

                            BEAM, Greenhaus, Bethnal Green, London 

                            Jealous Art Prize, Jealous East, Shoreditch, London 

                            London Print Fair, The Royal Academy of Arts, Mayfair, London

                            Tactile Amnesia, PQH, 15 Bateman St, Soho, London 

                            Art Rooms, Great Portland St, London 

2018                    Visions at The Nunnery with Bedwyr Williams, Bow Arts Trust, London

                            The Graduate Art Prize, Herbert Smith Freehills, London 

                             Newhaven Open, UTC, Newhaven 

                            Conspiracy of The Real, Tenderpixel, Cecil Court, London  

2017                    Et Tu Arte Brut? Andrew Edlin Gallery, Bowery, New York 

                            Sluice Biennial with Hospital Rooms, Bohemia Walk, Hackney, London

                            The Lynn Painter - Stainers Art Prize, Mall Galleries, London 

                            The Denton Art Prize, One Fleet Place, London 

 2016                   Fantasy, De Flore, Yongsan Gu, Seoul, South Korea 

                            SNAKEHORSEGOATMONKEY, Guest Projects, Yinka Shonibar Studio, London



2021                    Shortlisted - Jackson's Art Prize

2019                    Acquisition of 'Gravy Boats' - V & A Museum Permanent Collection 

                            Winner - The Jealous Art Prize

2018-19               Artist in Residence Studio Award - Husk, London 

2018                    Shortlisted - The Graduate Art Prize 

                            Winner - Wytham Hall Painting Prize, selected by Sasha Craddock 

2017                    Shortlisted - The Dentons Art Prize 2017, Curated by Niamh White 

                            Selected for The Lynn Painter - Stainers' Prize Exhibition

2014                    Artist in Residence at Embassy of Foreign Artists, Geneva 

                            Artist Scholarship from Canton of Geneva 

2012                    Elizabeth V. Sullivan Scholarship - The Arts Students League of NY 

                            Artist in Residence at The Arts Students League of NY 


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