Tom Phillips The Remains of The Day
The Remains of the Day II (Lussuriosi) 2011
London, Kingsland Road

Tom Phillips
The Remains of The Day

25 May - 7 July 2012


This exhibition marks the 75th birthday of leading artist Tom Phillips and features a substantial group of recent pastels which continue a cycle of large works on paper dating from his early shows at Angela Flowers Gallery in 1970 and '71. They encompass a wide field of reference in science, literature and music, as well as exploring the world of dreams in his favourite medium.

ostcards, mud etc.), texts and images. The Remains of the Day is the name given to a growing group of improvisations made from the scrapings of paper palettes. They relate to the series started in 1969 called Terminal Greys, which form a border to the new paintings. The title phrase used by Ishiguro as the name of his novel was first coined by Sigmund Freud to describe the primal matter recycled in the dream life.

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