The Great Pretender
Debut solo exhibition of Philip Booth, winner of the 2012 Vanguard Prize.
23 - 27 September 2013
This new work questions common human values and experiences through the language of still life painting. Using disparate and trivial objects that have the potential to be manipulated or composed to create a narrative. It is both a commentary on still-life painting as a genre, and the absurdity of everyday life.
Philip Booth works with painting, drawing and textile based media to create images that are at once familiar, and in turn humorously ambiguous in their meaning.
This exhibition marks the completion of Philip Booth’s 12 month residency at Vanguard Studios, South London.
Philip Booth graduated from BA Painting at Camberwell College of Arts in 2012.
About the Vanguard Prize
The Vanguard Prize, launched in 2010, is open to current graduates and recent alumni of Camberwell College of Arts. The winner is offered a free studio residence for a year at Vanguard Court, along with ongoing mentoring and support from Camberwell to help them develop their work and career.