photo by Esdras Thelusma
Phillip Karp’s approach to image making is best described by its ever changing freedom to explore a visual language. His personal praxis allows him to reach towards the vast range of theoretical possibilities through new methods and experiences. Karp’s work questions how we see and how we communicate seeing. Through this, he encourages the viewer to reflect on the act of looking itself, emphasizing observation as a complex, continuous process. Is truth in the literal description of what we know? Or is truth in how it appears to us that is dependent on context?

Phillip Karp was born in New York City and currently based in Miami, Florida. Karp recently debuted his first solo exhibition, the way out is through, in the window of a Walgreens on Miami Beach. His work has been included in selected exhibitions, including at the Frost Art Museum, Daniel Marban Gallery, and the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel. He completed residencies at Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna, FL and Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Karp was an artist in residence at Oolite Arts in Miami, Florida from 2019-2021.

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