Philip Booth is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors. He has had work in over 100 exhibitions in the UK, EU and Japan including a number of major national opens and 25 solo and small group shows with several recent major shows in the UK and Ireland. He has also made a number of site specific works, landscape design and public art works.
Philip Booth makes wall mounted and free standing constructions, box works, art medals and works on paper, mainly in mixed media. Underpinning much of the work are critical questions about the many-layered and often dysfunctional relationship between ourselves and the natural world.
An extensive development process brings together material generated by reactions to encounters with the landscape and other sources that can be entirely invented, revealing and enlarging new dynamics and discoveries.
Ultimately the meaning of the work lies in its presence, not illusion, expressing a sense of the physical world in a vibrant abstract language without replicating reality, creating a kind of personal geology that alludes to and celebrates the dynamics of nature rather than merely depicting it.
Meticulously and skilfully made, the work is reflective and contemplative yet lively and intricate, embracing nature’s complexity but revealing essential new rhythms.
The use of assemblage brings reference, history and more tangential/conceptual associations.
The majority of his practice is studio based for exhibition, though he also undertakes commissions, landscape design and public artwork projects. He has work in private collections in the UK, EU and Japan and in the collection of the British Museum.