RAIR | 2014-15
Philip Denker | Las Vages, Nevada
Philip Denker was Born in Kansas City in 1978. He graduated with a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2002. In 2007 Philip moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, and began showing extensively throughout the valley, including multiple solo shows at Trifecta Gallery and the Winchester Cultural Center with several group shows at the Las Vegas Contemporary Art Center. He has also shown in Kansas City, Missouri, at the H & R Bloch Space, and Dallas, Texas, with Circuit 12 Contemporary.
Philip currently lives in Ft. Worth, TX
Currently, my work tends to bounce back and forth between a sterile, digital aesthetic and the familiarity and sensitivity of more traditional practices. I appreciate both the speed and consistency of the computer and also, the hand made with its tendencies for human error. My work is based on complex structures, beginning with a simple algorithm. The hand made progression allows for the development of twitches and errors within a complex and methodical pattern. Both ideas can be seen digitally and of the traditional craft such as rug-making, basket weaving, quilting and the like. I view these works as tapestries playing off nostalgic concepts while incorporating new, inventive ways of making through digital conformity.