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The Supplement: Philip Cooper / Table Top Villages

This isn't the first time I've showcased the work of Berlin/Kent-based artist Philip Cooper here on the CAA group blog.  His expressionistic collage work was featured here and his use of thumbnails profiled here.   Phil's most recent work, which combines his love of textural surface with his move into model-making, continues his fascination for 'spaces and places' - worlds often infused with tangibly gothic atmospheres.  Phil builds his 'table top villages' quickly and simply, emphasising form and surface over the aesthetic shackles of mimetic realism.  Phil's photographs of these miniature hamlets have a dream-like allure - and these dreams aren't always benign...

One of Phil Cooper's models