Phil James
(SYD - AUS) In reimagining and re-presenting historical painting and sculptural forms, Phil James generates a sense both of the familiar and the uncomfortable through the displacement of notions of time, place, and history combined with the seemingly seamless interweaving of somewhat obscured pop-cultural references. This combination serves to evoke a sense of ‘uchronia’–a term from science fiction describing uncanny alternative history. Phil James received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Printmaking) from The National Art School, Sydney in 2002. He has been a finalist in the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship (’05,’06), the Dobell Prize for Drawing (‘04), The Blake Prize (’05,’14,’18), The John Fries Memorial Prize (‘12), The Kings Art Award (‘16), and the Sir John Sulman Prize (’17, ‘18).