Daniel Phill

Isatis by Daniel Phill, Mixed Media 36 x 60 inches

Isatis

Mixed Media 

36 x 60 inches

Farrago by Daniel Phill, Acrylic On Canvas, 40 x 30 inches

Farrago

Acrylic On Canvas 

40 x 30 inches

Tuscan by Daniel Phill, Acrylic on Canvas 30 x 30 inches

Tuscan

Acrylic On Canvas 

30 x 30 inches

Simile by Daniel Phill, Acrylic On Canvas 24 x 48 inches

Simile

Acrylic On Canvas 

24 x 48 inches

Watsonia by Daniel Phill, Acrylic On Canvas 18 x 18 inches

Watsonia

Acrylic On Canvas 

 18 x 18 inches

Modillion by Daniel Phill, Acrylic On Canvas 24 x 30 inches

Modillion

Acrylic On Canvas 

24 x 30 inches

Lobed by Daniel Phill, Acrylic On Canvas 60 x 48 inches

Lobed

Acrylic On Canvas

60 x 48 inches

Embrasure by Daniel Phill, Acrylic On Canvas 24 x 30 inches

Embrasure

Acrylic On Canvas 

24 x 30 inches

Phill is drawn to the interplay of an optimistic color palette against a placid background which creates surreal, vibrant botanical environments. Phill’s work achieves spontaneity while playing with the boundaries of abstraction and representation. Extended drips of paint serve to imply stems while gestural paint-loaded brushstrokes suggest petals and blossoms.

Daniel Phill received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at San Francisco Art Institute and continued on to earn a Masters of Fine Art at Stanford University. Phill has shown in many solo exhibitions and is very well collected.

My interest in depicting imagery through the lens of abstraction informs my process.” Through pouring, dripping, smearing, and scraping paint on the canvas, Daniel Phill creates abstract, suggestive paintings. The ambiguity created by the composing and dissolving of form creates a tension between abstraction, figuration, and the illusion of space.