To the American artist Phil Sims, colour is a permanent test setup. As a representative of Radical Painting, he tackles the qualities and the reactions of colour, experimenting with opaque and transparent paint layers so as to study new techniques.
Also in his ceramic works, which are aligned with the Japanese tradition of production, he relates to the investigation of the properties of colour, their impact and variability.
Inspired by the hues of his immediate surroundings, Sims is concerned in his works with showing the sensitivity of colour, with developing portraits of colour, but not in order to fix their temperaments or conditions in an expressive manner. The many reproductions in this publication show how this painting sensitizes and schools the viewers’ perceptive ability.
Published on the occasion of an exhibition at Museum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, April – July 2008.
English and German text.