Philip Barlow was born in 1968 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. In 1990, he obtained a degree in graphic art (printing, stained glass and photography) from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.

Producing exquisite abstract figurative paintings, the painter is passionate about the power and science of colour. He is fascinated by the fact that we live in a fortuitous universe, something random and extremely aesthetic. His philosophy is harmony. Philip Barlow first captures his images with a camera before transposing them into oil paint.

His works are best known for their “bokeh” effect, which refers to the texture and blurred appearance outside the field of focus of a photograph. His out-of-focus paintings capture the twinkling lights of urban landscapes at night. He distorts human figures by representing them in an extremely simplified way, in the form of coloured dots.

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