Philip Booth is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors
Nature, and our relationship to it, plays a central role in the overall conceptualisation behind much of my work. My starting points can often be found in encounters with the landscape and the particular things I find there. The work develops as a reaction to those moments, incorporating references to other worlds (technology, architecture, mathematics) as the process unfolds, resulting in works layered with a number of partial or fractured narratives. In this process, allusion, connection, memory, flow, uncertainty and discovery are values I explore.
“Phil Booth has created an artistic language very much his own through the use of mixed media and with a working method that leaves little to chance, but which paradoxically results in a sense of spontaneity and discovery. He has created an approach to sculpture that is adventurous and innovative and which – through unconscious visual osmosis – incorporates forms from the English architectural landscape in very subtle ways”
Marcy Leavitt Bourne 2008
Introduction to “A Retrospective Catalogue of the Work of Philip Booth”.
Osaka Triennale, International Open, Osaka, Japan.
1998 "In dent" Sculpture Show, Stroud House Gallery, Stroud, Glos..
1998 "Viewpoints" Artsway Gallery, Hants.
1999 "Japanese Connections" Falmouth College of Arts Gallery.
1999 "Stroud Open" Stroud House Gallery, Glos.
2000 "Japanese Connections" C Square Gallery, Chukyo University, Nagoya & Seto
Ceramic and Glass Art Museum, Japan.
2001 SW Academy of Fine and Applied Arts. Open Exhibition
2004 “Toyata Triennale”, Toyota City Art Museum, Toyota , Japan.
2006 “Draws On” Exhibition of Artists Drawings, Falmouth Art Gallery, UK
2007 “Toyota Triennale”, Toyota City Art Museum, Toyota, Japan.
2011 RWA Autumn Open, Bristol. UK
2012 "New Light on Newlyn" Plymouth City Art Gallery and Museum.
2012 "Site-non-Site" Kestle Barton Gallery.
2013 SW Academy of Fine and Applied Arts Open. Winner !st Prize. Exeter, UK
2013 RWA Autumn Open, Bristol, UK
2014 "Flux" NSA Exhibition, Heseltine Gallery, Truro. UK
Solo and Small Group Shows:
1995 "The Bloodshot Eye", The Gallery in Cork Street ,London.
1995 "The Bloodshot Eye", The Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham.
1997 CASA Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
1997 Galerie 141, Nagoya, Japan
2000 "Between East & West" Two Person Show, Daiwa Foundation Gallery, London
2004 Solo Show, Westbeth Gallery, Nagoya, Japan.
2005 “Hidden Narratives”, 4 person show. Gallery Naofu, Gifu, Japan.
2006 Solo Show, Westbeth Gallery, Nagoya. Japan.
2009 Solo Show, Westbeth Gallery, Nagoya, Japan.
2009 Solo Show, CLAS Project Gallery, Nagoya University. Japan
2009 “A Japanese Retrospective”, Gallery Be, Nagoya University of Arts. Japan.
2010 “Intersecting Narratives” 2 Person Show, Gallery Owari, Owariasahi City, Japan.
2012 "Et In Arcadia Ego" Solo Show (retrospective), Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro
2014 "Unique Traces from Geological Time" Solo Show, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax, UK
2017 "West Meets West" 3 person show, West Cork Arts Centre "Uillinn", Skibbereen Cork Ireland
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