Born in Rostock, Germany (1974)
Lives and works in Kassel and Berlin, Germany
2012 Art Karlsruhe with Galerie Ulrich Gering, Frankfurt, Germany.
2011 ”Creatura“, Galerie Ulrich Gering, Frankfurt, Germany.
Philipp looks for inner truth in those he paints, which is why he paints beautiful women in traditional magazine poses, empty fodder for men’s dreams, portraying them in ways that bring not empty perfection to life, but the minor imperfections and their deeply human stories.
An incredibly skilled artist, Philipp has forged a clear artistic progression throughout his career. Interestingly he is equally skilled as a drawer and a painter.
Despite his stern appearance, Philipp is fun to be around. His preferred reading genres are science fiction and traditional fiction and his studio is littered with audio books he listens to while painting. He now has two assistants to pass on his expertise and experience, which also makes his long working days in his spacious atelier more companiable.
Philipp’s inspiration comes from movies, books, travel, fellow artists and creative folks, and above all people’s personal stories about their lives, revealing aspirations and dreams that go beyond any flawless skin or fancy facades.
“My pictures are about life and death, despair and hope, the photos for the series I am currently working on were shot in Iceland. Nature and the element of water again play a role, as does tragedy and inner strength,’ Philipp told fellow hyperrealist painter Anna Wypych in December 2018.
New Birth 3 – Hannah und Christina
Creatura 4 – Natalia
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