Artist statement

Joshua Phillips is a visual artist living and working in London. His work develops out of an expanded approach to photography, encompassing scanning, digital fabrication, and site-specific installation. His current research explores how symbolism operates across decorative visual culture and how ornament can function to provide a momentary platform for aesthetic pleasure within the everyday.


In 2021, Phillips completed the Flâneur ao Centro Residency in Portugal, commissioned by The project culminated in four public installations across Leiria, Torres Vedras, Lourinhã and Bombarral. He was an artist in the first cycle of Parallel European Photo Platform, exhibiting work at Photo London (2019), Triennial of Photography Hamburg (2018), Landskrona Foto (2018) and Fotofestiwal Łódź (2018).

Over 2020-2021, Phillips completed a research project that was supported by Arts Council England. The project explored practices of digital craft through employing software that produced repeat pattern designs based on the symbolism of plants in the 19th century Arts and Crafts Movement.


Studio: Arbyte Studios, Unit 4, Burgess Buiseness Park, SE5 7TJ