Philip Booth is a British sculptor who makes wall mounted and free standing constructions, box works, art medals and works on paper, mainly in mixed media.Underpinning much of the work are critical questions about the many-layered and often dysfunctional relationship between ourselves and the natural world.
An extensive development process brings together material generated by reactions to encounters with the landscape and other sources that can be entirely invented, revealing and enlarging new dynamics and discoveries.
Ultimately the meaning of the work lies in its presence, not illusion, expressing a sense of the physical world in a vibrant abstract language without replicating reality, creating a kind of personal geology that alludes to and celebrates the dynamics of nature rather than merely depicting it. Meticulously and skilfully made, the work is reflective and contemplative yet lively and intricate embracing nature’s complexity but revealing essential new rhythms.The use of assemblage brings reference, history and more tangential/conceptual associations.
The majority of his practice is studio based for exhibition, though he also undertakes commissions, landscape design and public artwork projects. He has work in private collections in the UK, EU and Japan and in the collection of the British Museum.