My name is Tom Phillips, I am a neo expressionist artist who focuses on the human form. I like to create a tension between the powerful and powerless. I am deeply affected by political and social events that are happening in Australia and around the world. I continue to paint according to what I feel about these events in contemporary society.

I live and work in Adelaide South Australia.

Tom Phillips Adelaide Australia neo expressionist artist

Artist Statement

I see myself as a paint brush warrior and social commentator, as I work mainly in an expressive figurative style. As an artist, I believe art should say something about the world that we live in. Therefore my role is not to provide answers but to question the society that we live in. My paintings have always been about the human experience and its struggles.

I hold back no punches in my mark making, as I let my brushes do the talking for me. As I do choose to use the marks as a vehicle to express my ideas through paint. I try to see some kind of a relationship between abstraction and figuration. As I do wrestle with the two styles on my canvas. I don’t know how my paintings will look like when they are finished. Therefore this whole process does create a tension and some kind of aggressive energy within my paintings.

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    Tom Phillips Adelaide Australia neo expressionist artist


    Praxis Artspace Studios
    74 Gibson St
    South Australia 5007

    0439 684 305