From October 22 to November 10 artSPACE durban, 3 Millar Road, Durban, will be playing host to Rowan Phillips’ exhibition, Markings.
Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Rowan studied at the Michaelis School of Art in Cape Town, majoring in etching, lithography and typography.
He then taught art, worked in design studios and advertising agencies in Zimbabwe and in South Africa. He has exhibited in solo and group shows in his home country, here in South Africa and overseas.
“Texture, line and tone are my space, spirituality and people my passion,” he says. “The human form is an amazing landscape and vehicle of expression.
“I have enjoyed exploring the combination of mark-making in the time-honoured way on paper and through photographic and digital means… call it 21st century mixed media.
“I have always been drawn to the cavernous depths of Rembrandt’s etchings and Kollwitz’s deeply affecting empathy with her subjects, both of them, through the graphic elements which speak to me, saying very profound things about things of the spirit and of the very material world of suffering .”