Phil SIMS

(Richmond, 1940)

 

 

Phil Sims nasce nel 1940 a Richmond, in California.

Prima di dedicarsi alla pittura, Sims svolge il mestiere di vasaio e realizza opere in ceramica.

Negli anni '60 si iscrive al San Francisco Art Institute. Oggi, è considerato uno dei più grandi pittori coloristi a livello internazionale.

All'inizio della sua formazione artistica, studia l'uso che gli artisti dell'Espressionismo Astratto fanno del colore, mantenendo sempre uno sguardo alla pittura Europea più tradizionale (da Piero della Francesca a Tiziano, fino a Rubens).

La sua carriera artistica è inizialmente legata al gruppo dei Radical Painters (Marcia Hafif, Joseph Marioni, Olivier Mosset e Jerry Zeniuk). Tuttavia, nel 1984, dopo la mostra Radical Painting, tenutasi al Williams College Museum of Art in Massachusetts e curata da Thomas Krens, il gruppo decide di sciogliersi e ogni artista segue un percorso di ricerca artistica più autonomo e personale.

 

Il colore è da sempre un tema centrale nelle opere di Sims, come si può evincere dalla sua tecnica pittorica. Il risultato finale è ottenuto stendendo vari strati di pittura, solitamente tra i quaranta e i sessanta, fino a coprire l'intera superficie della tela con pennellate orizzontali e verticali.

Un vantaggio della tecnica di stesura del colore di Phil Sims è che, strato dopo strato, il colore assume e sprigiona una luminosità unica.

Grazie all'innata sensibilità al colore e alla sua tecnica accurata, il risultato finale è strabiliante: il colore finale si crea dal sommarsi delle varie pennellate, filtrando fino alla superficie.

 

Oggi, Sims vive e lavora negli Stati Uniti, ma espone spesso in Europa, sia in spazi pubblici che in gallerie private.  

MOSTRE PERSONALI

2017

Solo! Phil Sims, Kunstraum Alexander Burkle, Freiburg, Germany

2010

Phil Sims Color Baukunst Galerie, Köln, Germany

2009

Phil Sims Tea Bowls and Watercolors Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe,

New Mexico

Phil Sims selected works Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany

2008

Phil Sims Color in my Mind Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern,

Germany

Phil Sims Neuerwerbungen zur monochromen Malerei, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany Phil Sims The Interplay of Color, Baukunst Galerie, Köln, Germany

fire // light // color // matter paintings and ceramics from 2008

Dinter Fine Art, New York, New York

2007

Paintings, Galerie Carmen Weber, Zug, Switzerland

2006

Emotion of Color Westfälisches Landmuseum fur Kunst und Kulturgeschichte

Munster, Germany

2005

Emotion of Color Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

The Complexity of Color, Baukunst Galerie, Köln, Germany

Paintings and Tea Bowls from 2004, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany fire / light / color / matter (paintings and tea bowls from 2004), Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California

2003

fire / light / color / matter (paintings and tea bowls from 2003) Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2002

The Cologne Painting (Pietá Cycle), Kunstraum Fuhrwerkswaage, Köln, Germany 

The Presence of Color, Baukunst Galerie, Köln, Germany

The Stable Paintings, Villa di Biumo, Varese, Italy

2001

Red Spectrum Paintings, Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus, Germany 

Paintings, Galerie Krohn, Badenweiler, Germany

Paintings, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, California

2000

Paintings, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany 

Paintings, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany 

Paintings, Stark Gallery, New York, New York

1999

Paintings, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico 

1998

Paintings, Stark Gallery, New York, New York

1997

Paintings, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany

1996

Marienbad Paintings, Freiburg, Germany

Paintings, Galerij S65, Aalst, Belgium

The Stable Paintings, Villa di Biumo, Varese, Italy 

1995

Paintings, Ars Nova Galleri, Göteborg, Sweden

Paintings, Galerie Dr. Luise Krohn, Badenweiler, Germany

The Stable Paintings, Crosby Street/Stark Gallery, New York, New York

1994

Recent Paintings, Stark Gallery, New York, New York

1993

Umbrian Paintings, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany

1992

Paintings and Drawings, Galerie Dr. Luise Krohn, Badenweiler, Germany

Two Black Paintings, Galerie Kunstraum Kassel, Kassel, Germany 1991 Paintings, Galerie Conrads, Neuss, Germany

Malerei Pur, Räumen von Prima Kunst, Kiel, Germany

Paintings, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany 

1990

(October), Julian Pretto Gallery, New York, New York

Julian Pretto Gallery, New York, New York

1988

Now Color, Genovese Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1986

Die Gegenwart der Farbe, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

Drawings, Kingsborough College Art Gallery, City University of New York 

New Paintings, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden

Paintings, 1979-1985, Queens Museum, New York, New York

1984

Oscarsson-Hood Gallery, New York, New York Galerie Nemo, Eckernförde, Germany

Galerie Rupert Walser/Druckwerk, Munich, Germany

1983

Oscarsson-Hood Gallery, New York, New York 

Bluxome Gallery, San Francisco, California

l982

Raum für Malerei, Köln, Germany

Galerie Rupert Walser/Druckwerk, Munich, Germany 

Galerie Nordenhake, Malmö, Sweden

1980

Shirley Cerf Gallery, San Francisco, California 

1979

Casat Gallery, La Jolla, California

1977

Casat Gallery, La Jolla, California

1975

Wenger-Casat Gallery, La Jolla, California

 

MOSTRE COLLETTIVE

2017

COLOR as attitude. Ruth Ann Fredenthal, Winston Roeth, Phil Sims, Osart Gallery, Milano, Italy

Phil Sims. Color - Part One, Haus der Kunst St. Josef, Solothurn, Svizzera

2016

La finestra sul cortile, GAM. Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Milano, Italy

Monochrome. Works by Fratteggiani Bianchi, Bonalumi, Fontana, Knoebel, Sims, Tollens, Voskuil and others, Sebastian Fath Contemporary, Mannheim,Germany 

2015

La percezione del futuro, La collezione Panza a Parigi, Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria. Perugia, Italy

2014

The Cosmic Spectrum – Monochromes and Beyond 12 Contemporary Art, Montoro, Roma, Italy

2013

PAINT / IMAGE / BILD / FARBE, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany

2011

Red, White and Black, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Malerei #011 – Ungegenständlich Heute!, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg, Germany

2010

Medium Paper, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg, Germany

Wasser / Farbe Color / Water, Museum Liner, Appenzell, Switzerland

2009

Sammlung XXL, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg, Germany 2008 Man Leaving Earth Kolumba (Art Museum of the Archbishop of Cologne) year long exhibition, The Cologne Painting (Pietá Cycle) exhibited in Room 21, Tea Bowls 2007/2008, exhibited in Room 11

2007

Panza Collection, An Experience of Color and Light, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

3 New York Painters, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany

All from America (Part one), Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg, Germany 

Death and Love in Modern Times, Dinter Fine Art, New York, New York 

Painting Painting, Modern Gallery- Vass László Collection, Veszprém, Hungary

2005

The Natalie and Irving Forman Collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

2004

Arbeiten aus der Sammlung Rosskopf, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg, Germany Wege zur Abstraktion lll, Kunstverein Schloss Plön, Plön, Germany

2001

La percezione dello spazio, Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Piazza Bra, Verona Italy 

Radical Painting—Farbe beim Wort genommen, Villa Aichele, Städtische Galerie, Lörrach, Germany

Monochrome/Monochrome?, Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, New York

2000

Grau is nicht Grau, Galerie Gisele Linder, Basel, Switzerland

More American Artists, Ausstellungsraum Harry Zellweger, Basel Switzerland 

Die Farbe hat mich, Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum Hagen, Germany

Painting, Esso Gallery, New York, New York

1999

The Tao of Painting: Principles in Monochrome, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas

Yellow: The First Color, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California

Early Radical Painters, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico Color-Based Painting: High Modernism, Patricia Sweetow Gallery,

San Francisco, California

Color-Based Painting: The Root of the Actual, Jan Maiden Fine Art, Columbus, Ohio

1998

The Panza di Biumo Collection: Artists of the Eighties and Nineties, The Museum of the Ducal Palace, Gubbio, Italy (Five paintings created for a specific room. Paintings on view through 2003.)

Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Galerie Gisele Linder, Basel, Switzerland

Color Painting, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1997

Collection Panza di Biumo, 1980-1990, Llonear, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Galerie Gisele Linder, Basel, Switzerland

1996

N’oublions Pas le Blanc, Galerie Gisele Linder, Basel, Switzerland

Pittura Contemporanea in Galleria, Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, Perugia, Italy 

La Collezione Panza di Biumo-artisti degli anni ‘80 e ‘90, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Trento, Italy

1995

Color, Sign, System, Sensibility, Stark Gallery, New York, New York

1994

Esposizione Scelsi, Palazzo dei Priori, Quaderni Perugini di Musica Contemporanea, Perugia, Italia

Ars Nova Galleri, Göteborg, Sweden

1992

Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany

1991

Three Americans, Galerie Hans Hake, Wiesbaden, Germany

1990

Genovese Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

1988

La Couleur Seule: L'Experience du Monochrome, Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France

Black in the Light, Genovese Graphics, Boston, Massachusetts 

1987

Rigor, John Good Gallery, New York, New York

10 Jahre Kunst, Galerie Rupert Walser, Munich, Germany

1986

Spirit Tracks: Big Abstract Drawings, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York

1984

Radical Painting, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts

Beauties & Beasts, Pratt Institute Gallery, New York, New York

Von der Ungleichheit des Ahnlichen in der Kunst, Studio F, Ulm, Germany New Abstraction, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1983

New Work, Oscarsson-Hood Gallery, New York, New York

Paint into Image, Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York, New York

New Abstraction, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, New York

Bilder, (Paintings of Seven Painters), Galerie Rupert Walser/Druckwerk, Munich, Germany

Color Painting: Three New York Painters, Galerie Rupert Walser/Druckwerk, Munich, Germany

Von der Ungleichheit des Ahnlichen in der Kunst, Städtische Galerie, Lüdenscheid, Germany

Städtische Museum, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Kunstvere in Unna, Germany

New York I Linköping, Östergötlands Lansmuseum, Linköping, Sweden Installations, Directions on Broadway, New York, New York

1982

Unpunctuated, Grommet Gallery, New York, New York

Small Format, Bluxome Gallery, San Francisco, California

Peintres Americains, Galerie Numaga, Auvernier, Switzerland Color: Four Painters, Oscarsson-Hood Gallery, New York, New York Color: Four Painters, Galerie Nordenhake, Malmö, Sweden

1981

Painting: Seven New York Painters, Sarah Lawrence College Gallery, Bronxville, New York

Ung Amerikansk Kunst Pa Toppen, Galerie Arnesen, Kopenhagen 

1980

Color Painting, Galerie Engstrom, Stockholm, Sweden

Color Painting, Shirley Cerf Gallery, San Francisco, California 

1979

Fundamental Color, Galerie Nordenhake, Malmö, Sweden 

1978

Black & White on Paper, Nobe Gallery, New York, New York

 

 

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