Philip Barlow

Born 1968 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

1974 - 1986 Rhodes Estate Prep School, Matopes, Zimbabwe St Andrews College, Grahamstown, South Africa

1987 - 1990 Diploma in Graphic Fine Art (Printing, Stained Glass and Photography) from Port Elizabeth Technikon (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)

1991 - 1994 Travels Europe while developing his talent. Produces approximately 500 portaits in pastel and charcoal, painted 8 murals and completes around 200 watercolour / pen and ink drawings.1995 - 2001 Executes murals and ceiling paintings in various homes and corporate spaces. Years distinguished by extensive exploration of other creative aspects of painting.

2002 A new style in his work sees abstraction taking the focus, an offshoot of previous discoveries.Teaches foundational drawing skills to adults.

2003 This Thing of Light - first solo exhibition at the Association of Visual Arts, Cape Town

2004 Identity - group exhibition of South African artists Fortis Circustheater, Scheveningen, HollandGlow - solo exhibition at Obert Contemporary, Johannesburg

2005Solo exhibition at the Association of Visual Arts, Cape Town

2006 De Light - solo exhibition at Obert Contemporary, Johannesburg

2008 Vapor - solo exhibition at Obert Contemporary, Johannesburg Luminosity - solo exhibition at Johans Borman Fine Art, Cape Town

2009 Boréal Publishers use “Passing” for a book cover by Dany Laferrière, L`Enigme du Retour. Art That Inspires - 10-20 Anniversary - group exhibition at Johans Borman Fine Art, Cape Town.Group exhibition at Hespe Gallery, San Franciso, USA.

2010 Light Train - solo exhibition at Obert Contemproary, Johannesburg.

2011 Persona - group exhibition at Johans Borman Fine Art, Cape Town.Group exhibition at Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, USA.The Homestead Charity Art Auction at Johans Borman Fine Art, Cape Town.Boréal Publishers print a second ‘compact’ version of the Dany Laferrière novel, L`Enigme du Retour.CollectionsBowman Gilfillan, JohannesburgNandos, London

"Glassy"

Oil on canvas

120 x 180