Phil Ashcroft

These dramatically bold paintings are the wonderful work of London based artist and designer, Phil Ashcroft.

His graphic landscapes have a dark, mysterious feel, "combining influences from abstract expressionism, British landscape painting, Japanese woodcuts, and graphic street art, Ashcroft integrates varied visual styles to generate a crossover between space, object and environment."

I love the way he plays with scale in his paintings, incorporating the tiny buildings really exaggerates the drama and impact of the full image.

Mr Ashcroft has had many, many exhibitions over the years from solo exhibitions in Liberty London, and (an old favourite for me) Arc-Arts, Manchester to group exhibitions in the Tate Modern and The Barbican. Some of you may have seen his work earlier this month at Pick Me Up 2012 as part of Nelly Duff's pop-up zoo.

You can see more of Phil Ashcroft's work here and keep up-to-date with his recent goings on here.

All images copyright Phil Ashcroft.
Via But Does it Float.

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