Phil Ashcroft North Devon Paintings

September 2019

Phil Ashcroft is a painter and graphic artist. His works are held in public and private collections worldwide, commissions include projects for Aedas Architects, Amnesty International (UK), British Film Institute, Levis, muf architecture, Nike Town, Phantom International, Royal Mail, Sony PSP, Swire (Hong Kong) and Yahoo (UK).

Solo exhibitions include Fallout, CANAL, London (2016); Cave Paintings, Lewisham Arthouse, London (2015); Galácticos, Gamma Transport Division, Edinburgh (2013); Toxicity, Margaret Harvey Gallery, UH Galleries, St Albans (2006); Yeti In Hong Kong, EXIT, Hong Kong (2005); Nitro Deluxe, Deptford X, London (2001). Ashcroft was a finalist in the John Moores Painting Prize 2014, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2014), a finalist in the Celeste Art Prize 2007 and selected for Contemporary Art Society’s ARTfutures 2007 and 2005, Bloomberg SPACE, London.

Ashcroft also exhibits as ‘PhlAsh’ collaborating on live-painting projects in galleries and alternative spaces from street locations to shops. These have included No Soul for Sale, Tate Modern, London (2010); Cans 2 Festival, London (2008); Special Relationship, Scion Space, Los Angeles (2008), Elephant Technique, Village Underground (2006), All The People We Like Are Dead, London (2004), and Graffiti Meets Windows 1, Hank-Yu Department Store, Osaka (2002).

Phil Ashcroft’s monograph Solar System Parameters containing work from 2005-2013 and an essay by Paul Hobson, director Modern Art Oxford, was published by Gamma Proforma in 2013.

Preparatory sketch for painting of Combe Martin beach

Preparatory sketch for painting of Combe Martin beach