process art
the alchemy of color
“My process emerged from experiments and study of the interaction between the artist, the materials, and the laws of gravity and matter.”

Renee Phillips

As a process-based artist, Renee explores the manipulation of paint, and layering of color, to achieve sculptural like results that droop, ripple, crack and pool on the surface. Further engaging the elements of heat, wind, water and gravity, she pushes paint to its limit, allowing each color to display its individual ‘signature effect’, which is studied, layered and re-worked to reveal highly tactile and seductive surfaces that characterize her contemporary color field paintings.

 

The daughter of a scientist and a lover of nature, Renee grew up between the South Florida beaches and the Colorado mountains and, at a young age, learned through hands on exploration of her environment. She received her BA in Fine Art from the University of Miami, FL, and continued her art education at the University of Paris, France, and the School of Visual Arts in NYC.

Renee Phillips has presented her work internationally in numerous group and solo shows. Recent exhibitions include Kunstleben Berlin, Soho House West Hollywood, CA, Aqua Art Miami, Pen & Brush Gallery NYC and Muriel Guepin Gallery NYC. Her works have been acquired for private and corporate collections around the world. She is based in Delray Beach, Fl

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Renee Phillips (Studio 14) has been keeping herself busy both in and out of the studio at Arts Warehouse. She’s set up a garage studio at her home in Delray Beach.
“I’m finding this quarantine time has been very introspective. It has also allowed me to take some creative chances, experiment with new materials and test out color layering techniques. I’m working on a smaller scale to avoid overwhelm and the results have been very intriguing – I believe a new series is starting.”
Renee hopped on a live Instagram interview Thursday to discuss her studio and artistic practice even further, commenting on what it’s like to be a working artist, and a mom during this new “isolation” period.
“I only have an hour or two per day to paint now that I’m taking care of my 3-year old daughter Olive, so while it’s been a challenge to juggle Mom-life and art career, I seem to be making strides in the right direction on both ends.”
She said a big part of her practice lately has been scheduling the creative flow inspiration time.
Special for right now during isolation – 15 pieces of artwork, Meditation Studies, for the doctors and nurses on the front lines. If you know of someone that has been helping our community as a doctor or nurse, I would like to join in celebrating and commending their service with a work of art”. Email Renee the person’s name and contact info renee@reneephillipsdesign.com